Processing Hexagonal Images in a Virtual Environment

  • Sonya Coleman
  • Bryan Scotney
  • Bryan Gardiner
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04146-4_98

Volume 5716 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Coleman S., Scotney B., Gardiner B. (2009) Processing Hexagonal Images in a Virtual Environment. In: Foggia P., Sansone C., Vento M. (eds) Image Analysis and Processing – ICIAP 2009. ICIAP 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5716. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

For many years the concept of using hexagonal pixels for image capture has been investigated, and several advantages of such an approach have been highlighted. Recently there has been a renewed interest in the use of hexagonal images, representation of architectures for such images and general hexagonal image processing. Therefore, we present multiscale hexagonal gradient operators, developed within the finite element framework, for use directly on hexagonal pixel-based images. We demonstrate these operators using two environments: a virtual hexagonal environment and the direct use of simulated hexagonal pixel-based images. In both scenarios, we evaluate the proposed operators and compare them with the use of standard image processing operators on typical square pixel-based images, demonstrating improved results in the case of simulated hexagonal pixel-based images.

Keywords

Hexagonal pixel-based images hexagonal gradient operators 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonya Coleman
    • 1
  • Bryan Scotney
    • 2
  • Bryan Gardiner
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing and Intelligent SystemsUniversity of UlsterMageeNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.School of Computing and Information EngineeringUniversity of UlsterColeraineNorthern Ireland