2009 Sixth International Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams (2009)
June 23, 2009 to June 26, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ISVD.2009.18
In this paper, we show a graph isomorphism between a dual graph of the Delaunay graph of the sampled points and the medial axis of the sampled features. This dual graph captures the fact that two Delaunay triangles share two vertices or an edge. Then, we apply it to the computation of the medial axis of the features selected in an image. The computation of the medial axis of images is of interest in applications such as mapping, climatology, change detection, medicine, etc. This research work provides a way to automate the computation of the medial axis transform of the features of color 2D images. In color images, various features can be distinguished based on their color. The features are thus extracted as object borders, which are sampled in order to compute the medial axis transform. We present also a prototype application for the completely automated or semi-automated processing of (satellite) imagery and scanned maps. Applications include coastline extraction, extraction of fields, clear cuts, clouds, as well as heating or pollution monitoring and dense forest mapping among others.
Voronoi diagram, Delaunay graph, medial axis, graph isomorphism, topology
D. Mioc, O. Sharma and F. Anton, "On the Isomorphism between the Medial Axis and a Dual of the Delaunay Graph," 2009 Sixth International Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams(ISVD), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009, pp. 89-95.