Satellite images for 3D display

Ursula Minnaar, E. M. Ehlers

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This project investigates the feasibility of creating real-time 3D images, using data obtained from satellites. The main components that will be discussed are stereoscopic vision, 3D display devices, and satellite imaging. 3D display devices based on the principles of human stereoscopic vision do exist. A model for converting satellite images to suitable input for such a 3D display is proposed. It is possible to obtain stereoscopic image pairs from some satellites. In cases where this is not possible, the model proposes using an original image and a satellite height map (obtained from different sources) to create a stereoscopic image pair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventIntelligent Robots and Computer Vision XX: Algorithms, Techniques, and Active Vision - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 200131 Oct 2001


  • Satellite height map
  • Satellite imaging
  • Stereopsis
  • Stereoscopic image pair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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