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We describe the implementation and performance of a genetic algorithm (GA) which generates image feature extraction algorithms for remote sensing applications. We describe our basis set of primitive image operators and present our chromosomal representation of a complete algorithm. Our initial application has been geospatial feature extraction using(More)
We consider the problem of pixel-by-pixel classification of a multi-spectral image using supervised learning. Conventional supervised classification techniques such as maximiun likelihood classifcation and less conventional ones such as neural networks, typically base such classifications solely on the spectral components of each pixel. It is easy to see(More)
We present results quantifying the exploitability of compressed remote sensing imagery. The performance of various feature extraction and classification tasks is measured on hyperspectral images coded using the JPEG-2000 Standard. Spectral decorrelation is performed using the Karhunen-Lò eve Transform and the 9-7 wavelet transform as part of the JPEG-2000(More)
Multi-instrument data sets present an interesting challenge to feature extraction algorithm developers. Beyond the immediate problems of spatial co-registration, the remote sensing scientist must explore a complex algorithm space in which both spatial and spectral signatures may be required to identify a feature of interest. We describe a genetic(More)
Initial estimates of forest damage included 17,000 acres (6,900 ha) of 70-100% tree mortality. Restoration efforts following the fire were complicated by the large scale of the fire, and by the presence of extensive natural and man-made hazards. These conditions forced a reliance on remote sensing techniques for mapping and classifying the burn region.(More)
—We have developed an automated feature detec-tion/classification system, called GENetic Imagery Exploitation (GENIE), which has been designed to generate image processing pipelines for a variety of feature detection/classification tasks. GENIE is a hybrid evolutionary algorithm that addresses the general problem of finding features of interest in(More)
The retrieval of scene properties (surface temperature, material type, vegetation health, etc.) from remotely sensed data is the ultimate goal of many earth observing satellites. The algorithms that have been developed for these retrievals are informed by physical models of how the raw data were generated. This includes models of radiation as emitted and/or(More)
The search for a suitable golf course is a very important issue in the travel plans of any modern manager. Modern management is also infamous for its penchant for high-tech gadgetry. Here we combine these two facets of modern management life. We aim to provide the cutting-edge manager with a method of finding golf courses from space! In this paper, we(More)
— We have developed an automated feature de-tection/classification system, called Genie (GENetic Imagery Exploitation), which has been designed to generate image processing pipelines for a variety of feature detec-tion/classification tasks. Genie is a hybrid evolutionary algorithm that addresses the general problem of finding features of interest in(More)
We describe the implementation and performance of a parallel, hybrid evolutionary-algorithm-based system, which optimizes image processing tools for feature-finding tasks in multi-spectral imagery (MSI) data sets. Our system uses an integrated spatio-spectral approach and is capable of combining suitably-registered data from different sensors. We(More)