Book Chapter

Identification of Practically Visible Spatial Objects in Natural Environments

Martin Tomko, Friedjoff Trautwein, Ross S Purves

Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2009


Image retrieval of landscape photographs requires accurate annotation using multi-faceted descriptions relating to the subject and content of the photograph. The subject of such photographs is dominantly the terrain and spatial objects visible from the photographer's viewpoint. While some spatial objects in the background may be obscured by foreground vegetation, other visible spatial objects beyond a certain distance may not present noteworthy elements of the captured scene (such as distant houses). Our aim is to assess approaches to improve the identification of practically visible spatial objects for image annotation. These approaches include the consideration of the apparent spatial obje..

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