Comprehensive Strip Based Lineament Detection Method (COSBALID) from point-like features: a GIS approach

Arcasoy A., Toprak V., KAYMAKCI N.

COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES, vol.30, no.1, pp.45-57, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cageo.2003.09.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-57
  • Keywords: COSBALID, lineament detection, point-like feature, GIS, Cappadocia, Turkey, VOLCANIC FIELD, VENT DISTRIBUTION, MEXICO
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Comprehensive Strip Based Lineament Detection (COSBALID) is a new method that detects lineaments from point-like features. It is based on the strip concept and composed of various steps, which apply filtering techniques in order to increase the accuracy and linearity of detected lineaments. The structure of the method is so robust that its parameters and variables are partially data driven giving the user great flexibility to adopt and modify them dynamically, in the course of processing, and impose new parameters at any step without altering the main structure of the method. The main steps of the method are as follows: (1) creation of a database using a GIS medium, (2) configuration of strips (polygons) (3) creation of an initial (strip) database by rotating the strips incrementally, (4) detection of unrefined alignments, (5) distance filtering, (6) linearity check, (7) repetition and redundancy check, and (8) further analysis based on various properties of the point like features.