Monday, July 20, 2015

Day 9: Thursday, July 16, 2015

I have been reconsidering fractal landscapes as a way to test the accuracy of NNDiffuse (measured in spectral angle difference and euclidean distance difference between the ground truth and the processed image) as a function of scene complexity (measured in number of cycles the landscape-generating algorithm has worked).  If I can figure out a way to create a fractal that is both spectrally and spatially fractalic, then fractals could be extremely useful to my project.  Today, I did a large amount of research on fractal landscape generating software.  Many are expensive ($50-$1000) and do not create satellite imagery, but several, such as Grome, can create satellite photography (which can be used for NNDiffuse) as well as near-ground simulations (which can be used to ascertain the ground truth).  However, a license for Grome is around 400 euros, which is a bit over budget.

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