Improving Parameters Selection of a Seeded Region Growing Method for Multiband Image Segmentation

In the last decade, Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA) has been accepted as an effective method for processing high spatial resolution multiband images. This image analysis method is an approach that starts with the segmentation of the image. Image segmentation in general is a procedure to partition an image into homogenous groups (segments). In practice, visual interpretation is often used to assess the quality of segmentation and the analysis relies on the experience of an analyst.

In an effort to address the issue, in this study, we evaluate several seed selection strategies for an automatic imagesegmentation methodology based on a seeded region growing-merging approach. In order to evaluate the segmentation quality, segments were subjected to spatial autocorrelation analysis using Moran’s I index and intra-segment variance analysis. We apply the algorithm to image segmentation using an aerial multiband image.

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