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Ground extraction from airborne laser data based on wavelet analysis
Author(s): Liang Xu; Bowen Jiang; Jia Li
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Paper Abstract

With the advantages of high resolution and accuracy, airborne laser scanning data are widely used in topographic mapping. In order to generate a DTM, measurements from object features such as buildings, vehicles and vegetation have to be classified and removed. However, the automatic extraction of bare earth from point clouds acquired by airborne laser scanning equipment remains a problem in LIDAR data filtering nowadays. In this paper, a filter algorithm based on wavelet analysis is proposed. Relying on the capability of detecting discontinuities of continuous wavelet transform and the feature of multi-resolution analysis, the object points can be removed, while ground data are preserved. In order to evaluate the performance of this approach, we applied it to the data set used in the ISPRS filter test in 2003. 15 samples have been tested by the proposed approach. Results showed that it filtered most of the objects like vegetation and buildings, and extracted a well defined ground model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6787, MIPPR 2007: Multispectral Image Processing, 67871W (15 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.750425
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Liang Xu, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Bowen Jiang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Jia Li, State Oceanic Administration (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6787:
MIPPR 2007: Multispectral Image Processing

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