3D Airborne Data Acquisition from Different Platforms Using a Wide Range of Airborne Sensors


Aerial and Terrestrial Laser Scanning

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Mathias Motz, Leica Geosystems AG, Switzerland, mathias.motz@leica-geosystems.com


Within the last decade there have been significant changes in airborne sensing capabilities for 3D Mapping. Beginning with the move from traditional analogue film cameras to digital cameras, followed by the introduction of airborne LiDAR technology to the market and currently the appearance of UAV technology has given great advantages for end users of data obtained from these systems in order to better analyze, extract and publish 3D data through latest web technologies.

This paper will show the advantages of 3D Mapping by displaying some of the latest airborne digital sensor technologies and software solutions including: large format digital cameras, oblique camera technology for 3D city mapping, airborne LiDAR systems including topographic and bathymetric LiDAR systems, UAV’s for small aerial mapping projects, industrial inspections, environmental monitoring etc. and software solutions for 3D mapping. The full workflow from planning, execution and evaluation of aerial survey flights to data processing will be shown, as well as the integrated software for further processing such as map production, automated feature extraction, orthophoto production, base and cadastral mapping up to the point of GIS applications.

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