Shadow-effect correction in aerial color imagery

Hong Gyoo Sohn, Kong Hyun Yun

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Due to the existence of shadows, especially in urban environments, it is difficult to extract semantic information from aerial and high-resolution satellite images. In this paper, an efficient method of correcting shadow effects using multisource data sets in aerial color images is proposed. The proposed method has three steps. First, it accurately detects the shadowed regions using the image geometry and the solar position of the image acquisition data. Then, the detected shadowed regions are segmented according to land surface type. Finally, the shadow effects of the segmented regions are corrected by directly comparing the same non-shadow features with the segmented shadows. In the application pan of this paper, the proposed techniques were applied in the extraction of an asphalt road from an image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-618
Number of pages8
JournalPhotogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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