Edge Preserving Region Growing for Aerial Color Image Segmentation

Badri Narayan Subudhi, Ishan Patwa, Ashish Ghosh, Sung Bae Cho

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Many image segmentation techniques are available in the literature. One of the most popular techniques is region growing. Research on region growing, however, has focused primarily on the design of feature extraction and on growing and merging criterion. Most of these methods have an inherent dependence on the order in which the points and regions are examined. This weakness implies that a desired segmented result is sensitive to the selection of the initial growing points and prone to over-segmentation. This paper presents a novel framework for avoiding anomalies like over-segmentation. In this article, we have proposed an edge preserving segmentation technique for segmenting aerial images. The approach implicates the preservation of edges prior to segmentation of images, thereby detecting even the feeble discontinuities. The proposed scheme is tested on two challenging aerial images. Its effectiveness is provided by comparing its results with those of the state-of-the-art techniques and the results are found to be better.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Computing, Communication and Devices - Proceedings of ICCD 2014
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
EditionVOLUME 2
ISBN (Print)9788132220084
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event1st International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices, ICCD 2014 - Bhubaneswar, India
Duration: 2014 Apr 182014 Apr 19

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
NumberVOLUME 2
Volume309 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Other1st International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices, ICCD 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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