Considerations on Pyramidal Pipelines for Spatial Analysis of Geoscience Map Data

  • T. Kasvand
  • A. G. Fabbri
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 18)


In the geosciences the visual aspect derived from data bases and the quantitative results are fundamental. Digital image processing has been demonstrated to represent a useful tool in geology. Two examples of geological applications are described in this contribution to show which computational aspects would benefit by special architectures.

The theory of mathematical morphology provides a statistical background that supports processing images by particular local operators termed “structuring elements”. Some forms of pipeline architectures are envisaged which, if available at moderate cost, could greatly facilitate the spatial analysis of geoscience data.


Black Pixel Image Memory Generalize Processor Terrain Classification Pipeline Processor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kasvand
    • 1
  • A. G. Fabbri
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research Council CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Geological Survey of CanadaOttawaCanada

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