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Point processes in forestry : an application to tree crown detection

Guillaume Perrin
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Xavier Descombes
Josiane Zerubia
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In this research report, we aim at extracting tree crowns from remotely sensed images using marked point processes of discs and ellipses. Our approach is indeed to consider that the data are some realizations of a marked point process. Once a geometrical object is defined, we sample a marked point process defined by a density with a Reversible Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo dynamics and simulated annealing to get the maximum a posteriori estimator of the tree crown distribution on the image. In a first part, we propose to review the basis of marked point processes and some of their examples used in forestry statistic inference. Then, we present two new models, with discs and ellipses, and discuss some improvements made in the optimization or in the simulation. Results are shown on high resolution aerial images of poplars provided by the French Forest Inventory (IFN), and synthetic images simulated with AMAP software (Bionatics, Digiplante project).
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inria-00070463 , version 1 (19-05-2006)


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Guillaume Perrin, Xavier Descombes, Josiane Zerubia. Point processes in forestry : an application to tree crown detection. [Research Report] RR-5544, INRIA. 2006, pp.78. ⟨inria-00070463⟩
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