Extracting coordinates values for the line.

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I want to extract the coordinates for the white points along the main line where I am getting bit of noise around with additional 1 or 2 points in some columns just around the central line. I extracted the data by applying sobel filter on a displacement field and then removed some extra noisy data using bwareopen but now I am stuck with these extra points and am unable to get rid of these. Any suggestions regarding this? I have attached the displacement field matrix in .mat file.
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waqas on 5 Sep 2019
@akira Yes! this is the area I am interested in to get just a single point in each column which would give me the original crack shape.
@Image Analyst. I tried to look for some solutions on the forum and read a comment somewhere which suggested to use edge detectors. Are you talking about multithresholding?

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Akira Agata
Akira Agata on 20 Sep 2019
How about the following?
% Load data and convert to gray-scale image
Igray = mat2gray(v);
% Apply multilevel (N = 2) image thresholds
th = multithresh(Igray,2);
Iseg = imquantize(Igray,th);
% Extract the edge between Iseg == 1 and Iseg == 2
se = strel('disk',1);
BW1 = bwperim(Iseg == 1);
BW1 = imdilate(BW1,se);
BW2 = bwperim(Iseg == 2);
BW2 = imdilate(BW2,se);
BWedge = BW1 & BW2;
BWedge = bwmorph(BWedge,'skel',Inf);
% Show the result
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waqas on 12 Oct 2019
Hi Akira,
I am trying the code that you shared for another data set with almost the same configuration but somehow the technique is not robust. Any ideas on how to make it more versatile rather than just a particular case?

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