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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Comparing remotely sensed Pictometry® Web-based height estimates with <italic<in situ</italic< clinometer and laser range finder height estimates
Author(s): Daniel R. Unger; I-Kuai Hung; David L. Kulhavy
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Paper Abstract

Heights of 30 light poles were measured with a telescopic height pole. Clinometer and laser range finder <italic<in situ</italic< estimated light pole height was compared to Pictometry® estimated light pole height using hyperspatial 4-in. (10.2-cm) multispectral imagery within a Web-based interface. Average percent agreement between light pole height and clinometer and laser range finder estimated that light pole height ranged from 3.97% to 3.79% for clinometer and laser range finder estimated light pole height, respectively. Average percent agreement between light pole height and Pictometry® estimated light pole height at image magnification factors of 100%, 125%, 150%, 200%, and 300% magnification ranged from 1.77% to 2.39%. Root-mean-square error (RMSE) between light pole height and clinometer and laser range finder estimated that light pole height ranged from 0.22 to 0.20 m for clinometer and laser range finder estimated light pole height, respectively. RMSE between light pole height and Pictometry® estimated light pole height ranged from 0.10 to 0.14 m. An analysis of variance between absolute errors of light pole height estimate by different techniques indicated that Pictometry® was significantly more accurate than both clinometer and laser range finder light pole height estimates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 14 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 8(1) 083590 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.8.083590
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 8, Issue 1
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Daniel R. Unger, Stephen F. Austin State Univ. (United States)
I-Kuai Hung, Stephen F. Austin State Univ. (United States)
David L. Kulhavy, Stephen F. Austin State Univ. (United States)


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