An Approximation of the Maximal Inscribed Convex Set of a Digital Object

  • Gunilla Borgefors
  • Robin Strand
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3617)


In several application projects we have discovered the need of computing the maximal inscribed convex set of a digital shape. Here we present an algorithm for computing a reasonable approximation of this set, that can be used in both 2D and 3D. The main idea is to iteratively identify the deepest concavity and then remove it by cutting off as little as possible of the shape. We show results using both synthetic and real examples.


Convex Hull Local Operation Large Neighbourhood Object Element Distance Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunilla Borgefors
    • 1
  • Robin Strand
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Image AnalysisSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences 
  2. 2.Centre for Image AnalysisUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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