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The use of laser data for occlusion determination using height gradient from a polyhedral surface, for true ORTHOPHOTO generation

Grant number: 14/15332-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 08, 2014
Effective date (End): December 07, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal researcher:Aluir Porfírio Dal Poz
Grantee:Henrique Cândido de Oliveira
Supervisor abroad: Ayman F. Habib
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Research place: Purdue University, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:13/21647-2 - THE USAGE OF LASER DATA FOR OCCLUSION DETERMINATION USING HEIGHT GRADIENT FROM A POLYHEDRIC SURFACE, FOR TRUE-ORTHOPHOTO GENERATION., BP.DR

Abstract

High quality orthophotos are essential elements in cartographic databases for many projects. Urban areas usually have many tall buildings that cause occlusion in aerial images. These occlusions can be severe depending on the height of the buildings, image acquisition viewpoint and also due to geometry. A product where no occlusion areas appear is called true-orthophoto. Occlusion detection is a key step in true-orthophoto generation. This process requires a set of aerial images and a surface representation, together with metadata and acquisition system information. In this project, a LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) point cloud provides a detailed description of the terrain and aboveground objects, resulting in a surface representation (i.e., a polyhedron) that is the base for occlusion detection. Analysis of the surface height gradient at certain sampled directions allows the identification of the occluded regions in aerial images. The main goals of this internship with the Geomatics Engineering Group - Purdue University are: to improve the proposed novel method for occlusion detection in aerial images; to accomplish a complete experimental evaluation of the proposed method, using different data sets; and to gain international experience. Specifically, quality assessment of the results to be obtained by applying the proposed method will be based on well-used quantitative indexes (such as completeness and correctness, for example) and comparisons with other methods for occlusion detection in aerial images. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE OLIVEIRA, HENRIQUE CANDIDO; DAL POZ, ALUIR PORFIRIO; GALO, MAURICIO; HABIB, AYMAN FAWZY. Surface Gradient Approach for Occlusion Detection Based on Triangulated Irregular Network for True Orthophoto Generation. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, v. 11, n. 2, p. 443-457, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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