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Evaluation of terrestrial photogrammetric point clouds derived from thermal imagery
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Paper Abstract

Computer vision and photogrammetric techniques have been widely applied to digital imagery producing high density 3D point clouds. Using thermal imagery as input, the same techniques can be applied to infrared data to produce point clouds in 3D space, providing surface temperature information. The work presented here is an evaluation of the accuracy of 3D reconstruction of point clouds produced using thermal imagery. An urban scene was imaged over an area at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, viewing from above as with an airborne system. Terrestrial thermal and RGB imagery were collected from a rooftop overlooking the site using a FLIR SC8200 MWIR camera and a Canon T1i DSLR. In order to spatially align each dataset, ground control points were placed throughout the study area using Trimble R10 GNSS receivers operating in RTK mode. Each image dataset is processed to produce a dense point cloud for 3D evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9861, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII, 986119 (11 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224406
Show Author Affiliations
Jeremy P. Metcalf, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Richard C. Olsen, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9861:
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII
Joseph N. Zalameda; Paolo Bison, Editor(s)

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