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Panorama Image Construction Using Multiple-Photos Stitching from Biological Data

  • Joshua Rosenkranz
  • Yuan Xu
  • Xing Zhang
  • Lijun Yin
  • William Stein
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7432)

Abstract

This paper presents an image construction tool for biological image visualization and education using image matching and stitching approaches. The image matching technique is based on the algorithm SURF (Speeded-up Robust Feature) [3, 4], a successor to the popular feature detection algorithm SIFT (Scale Invariant Feature Transform) [1, 2]. Unlike a traditional image stitching approach, our tool assumes that biological images are taken on a linear model with similar degrees of overlap and orientation angle towards ground from air. With these aspects in mind, generated panoramas will display less distortion and more raw valuable details. Such a tool will facilitate the scientific research and education through applications of visual information processing in fields of Biology, Astronomy, Geology, etc.

Keywords

image synthesis image stitching feature matching 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua Rosenkranz
    • 1
  • Yuan Xu
    • 1
  • Xing Zhang
    • 1
  • Lijun Yin
    • 1
  • William Stein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceState University of New York at BinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyState University of New York at BinghamtonUSA

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