Binary Morphological Operation

Performs morphological operations on an input image channel

Detailed description

This application performs binary morphological operations on a mono band image


This section describes in details the parameters available for this application. Table [1] presents a summary of these parameters and the parameters keys to be used in command-line and programming languages. Application key is BinaryMorphologicalOperation .

[1]Table: Parameters table for Binary Morphological Operation.
Parameter Key Parameter Type Parameter Description
in Input image Input image
out Output image Output image
channel Int Int
ram Int Int
structype Choices Choices
structype ball Choice Ball
structype cross Choice Cross
structype.ball.xradius Int Int
structype.ball.yradius Int Int
filter Choices Choices
filter dilate Choice Dilate
filter erode Choice Erode
filter opening Choice Opening
filter closing Choice Closing
filter.dilate.foreval Float Float
filter.dilate.backval Float Float
filter.erode.foreval Float Float
filter.erode.backval Float Float
filter.opening.foreval Float Float
filter.opening.backval Float Float
filter.closing.foreval Float Float
inxml XML input parameters file XML input parameters file
outxml XML output parameters file XML output parameters file

Input Image: The input image to be filtered.

Feature Output Image: Output image containing the filtered output image.

Selected Channel: The selected channel index.

Available RAM (Mb): Available memory for processing (in MB).

Structuring Element Type: Choice of the structuring element type. Available choices are:

  • Ball
  • The Structuring Element X Radius: The Structuring Element X Radius.
  • The Structuring Element Y Radius: The Structuring Element Y Radius.
  • Cross

Morphological Operation: Choice of the morphological operation. Available choices are:

  • Dilate
  • Foreground Value: The Foreground Value.
  • Background Value: The Background Value.
  • Erode
  • Foreground Value: The Foreground Value.
  • Background Value: The Background Value.
  • Opening
  • Foreground Value: The Foreground Value.
  • Background Value: The Background Value.
  • Closing
  • Foreground Value: The Foreground Value.

Load otb application from xml file: Load otb application from xml file.

Save otb application to xml file: Save otb application to xml file.


To run this example in command-line, use the following:

otbcli_BinaryMorphologicalOperation -in qb_RoadExtract.tif -out opened.tif -channel 1 -structype.ball.xradius 5 -structype.ball.yradius 5 -filter erode

To run this example from Python, use the following code snippet:


# Import the otb applications package
import otbApplication

# The following line creates an instance of the BinaryMorphologicalOperation application
BinaryMorphologicalOperation = otbApplication.Registry.CreateApplication("BinaryMorphologicalOperation")

# The following lines set all the application parameters:
BinaryMorphologicalOperation.SetParameterString("in", "qb_RoadExtract.tif")

BinaryMorphologicalOperation.SetParameterString("out", "opened.tif")

BinaryMorphologicalOperation.SetParameterInt("channel", 1)

BinaryMorphologicalOperation.SetParameterInt("structype.ball.xradius", 5)

BinaryMorphologicalOperation.SetParameterInt("structype.ball.yradius", 5)


# The following line execute the application




This application has been written by OTB-Team.

See Also

These additional resources can be useful for further information:

itkBinaryDilateImageFilter, itkBinaryErodeImageFilter, itkBinaryMorphologicalOpeningImageFilter and itkBinaryMorphologicalClosingImageFilter classes