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An image-processing program for automated counting

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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Abstract

An image-processing program developed by the National Institute of Health, IMAGE, was modified in a cooperative project between remote sensing specialists at the Ohio State University Center for Mapping and scientists at the Alaska Science Center to facilitate estimating numbers of black brant (Branta bernicla nigricans) in flocks at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The modified program, DUCK HUNT, runs on Apple computers. Modifications provide users with a pull down menu that optimizes image quality; identifies objects of interest (e.g., brant) by spectral, morphometric, and spatial parameters defined interactively by users; counts and labels objects of interest; and produces summary tables. Images from digitized photography, videography, and high- resolution digital photography have been used with this program to count various species of waterfowl.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An image-processing program for automated counting
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume
24
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Biological Science Center
Description:
pp. 345-346
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page:
345
Last page:
346