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Application of multi-temporal DEM data in calculating the Earth's surface deformation
Author(s): Qiuping Lan; Lifan Fei; Yining Liu; Kun Zhang
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Paper Abstract

This paper suggests a method of calculating the elevation and the volume change of the terrain based on the multitemporal digital elevation model (DEM) data sets for the same area. Two methods for calculating the surface change are introduced: One is based on the regular square grids (RSG), another uses the triangulated irregular network (TIN) generalized from the original source data by the 3D Douglas-Peucker algorithm so that not only the accuracy of generalization using 3D Douglas-Peucker is verified, but also the kinds of data formats of DEM for this purpose have been expanded. Finally, the formulae used by these two methods are introduced, and the experimental results calculated from the same original DEM data acquired in 1971 and 2000 respectively form the area of Bayanbulak in Xinjiang are compared. The experiments have shown that the results of the two methods are relatively identical even if under the great generalization degree of DEM for the second method. Therefore, it shows that the second method can greatly heighten the efficiency of the calculation while insuring its accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7492, International Symposium on Spatial Analysis, Spatial-Temporal Data Modeling, and Data Mining, 749204 (13 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837926
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Qiuping Lan, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Lifan Fei, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Yining Liu, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Kun Zhang, Wuhan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7492:
International Symposium on Spatial Analysis, Spatial-Temporal Data Modeling, and Data Mining
Yaolin Liu; Xinming Tang, Editor(s)

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