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Model for mapping settlements

United States Patent

July 5, 2016
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A programmable media includes a graphical processing unit in communication with a memory element. The graphical processing unit is configured to detect one or more settlement regions from a high resolution remote sensed image based on the execution of programming code. The graphical processing unit identifies one or more settlements through the execution of the programming code that executes a multi-instance learning algorithm that models portions of the high resolution remote sensed image. The identification is based on spectral bands transmitted by a satellite and on selected designations of the image patches.
Vatsavai; Ranga Raju (Oak Ridge, TN), Graesser; Jordan B. (Oak Ridge, TN), Bhaduri; Budhendra L. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 973,573
August 22, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with United States government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.