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Geometric validation of a mobile laser scanning system for urban applications
Author(s): Haiyan Guan; Jonathan Li; Yongtao Yu; Yan Liu
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Paper Abstract

Mobile laser scanning (MLS) technologies have been actively studied and implemented over the past decade, as their application fields are rapidly expanding and extending beyond conventional topographic mapping. Trimble’s MX-8, as one of the MLS systems in the current market, generates rich survey-grade laser and image data for urban surveying. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether Trimble MX-8 MLS data satisfies the accuracy requirements of urban surveying. According to the formula of geo-referencing, accuracies of navigation solution and laser scanner determines the accuracy of the collected LiDAR point clouds. Two test sites were selected to test the performance of Trimble MX-8. Those extensive tests confirm that Trimble MX-8 offers a very promising tool to survey complex urban areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9901, 2nd ISPRS International Conference on Computer Vision in Remote Sensing (CVRS 2015), 990108 (2 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234907
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Haiyan Guan, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Jonathan Li, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Xiamen Univ. (China)
Yongtao Yu, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Yan Liu, Xiamen Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9901:
2nd ISPRS International Conference on Computer Vision in Remote Sensing (CVRS 2015)
Cheng Wang; Rongrong Ji; Chenglu Wen, Editor(s)

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