Local Orientation

  • Bernd Jähne


In the last chapter we became acquainted with neighborhood operations. In fact, we only studied very simple structures in a local neighborhood, namely the edges. We concentrated on the detection of edges, but we did not consider how to determine their orientation. Orientation is a significant property not only of edges but also of any pattern that shows a preferred direction. The local orientation of a pattern is the property which leads the way to a description of more complex image features. Local orientation is also a key feature in motion analysis (chapter 17). Furthermore, there is a close relationship between orientation and projection (section 13.4.2).


Orientation Angle Local Orientation Rotary Body Scatter Matrix Orientation Vector 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd Jähne
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  1. 1.Scripps Institution of OceanographyUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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