Influence of shadow removal on image classification in riverine environments. Academic Article uri icon


  • Shadows in remote-sensor images can yield marked errors in classification of riverine environments. We propose use of a modified shadow-removal algorithm as a preprocessing step for remote-sensing image classification of riverine landscapes. To accommodate characterization of spatially complex river features in the image, we investigate an illumination suppression-based shadow-removal algorithm, modified to include a user-defined tiling approach. We quantitatively evaluate the influence of shadow removal from aerial photography on classification accuracy as such studies are currently lacking. Experimental results demonstrate that this modified shadow-removal method significantly increases classification accuracy and improves detection of small river channels partially obscured by shadow.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Filippi, A. M., & Gneralp, . .

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Filippi, Anthony M||Güneralp, İnci

publication date

  • May 2013