Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing, Second Edition

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Jie Shan, Charles K. Toth
CRC Press, Feb 19, 2018 - Technology & Engineering - 654 pages

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. Ranging and scanning fundamentals, and broad, contemporary analysis of airborne LiDAR systems, as well as those situated on land and in space are covered. Also discussed are data collection in terms of waveforms and their properties; error budget, quality control, and data organization; LiDAR data processing and information extraction. State-of-the-art technological developments used in filtering algorithms for digital terrain model generation are included.


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Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to Laser Ranging Profiling and Scanning
Terrestrial Laser Scanners
Airborne and Spaceborne Laser Profilers and Scanners
LiDAR Systems and Calibration
Pulsed Laser Altimeter Ranging Techniques and Implications
Georeferencing Component of LiDAR Systems
Strip Adjustment
Forest Inventory Using Laser Scanning
Feature Extraction from Light Detection and Ranging Data
Global Solutions to Building Segmentation and Reconstruction
Building and Road Extraction from LiDAR Data
Progressive Modeling of 3D Building Rooftops from Airborne
A Framework for Automated Construction of Building Models
Quality of Buildings Extracted from Airborne Laser Scanning Data

Accuracy Quality Assurance and Quality Control of Light
Data Management of Light Detection and Ranging
LiDAR Data Filtering and Digital Terrain Model Generation

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Jie Shan received his PhD in photogrammetry and remote sensing from Wuhan University, China. Since then he has worked as faculty at universities in China, Sweden, and the United States, and has been a research fellow in Germany. Currently, he is an associate professor in geomatics engineering at the school of Civil Engineering of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, where he teaches subjects in photogrammetry and remote sensing, and geospatial information science and technology. His research interests are digital mapping, geospatial data mining, and urban modeling. He is a recipient of multiple academic awards and author/coauthor of over 100 scientific papers.

Charles K. Toth has PhDs in electrical engineering and geoinformation science from the University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, and is currently a senior research scientist with the Ohio State University Center for Mapping. His research expertise covers broad areas of 2D/3D signal processing, spatial information systems, airborne imaging, surface extraction and modeling, integrating and calibrating of multisensor systems, multisensory geospatial data acquisition systems, and mobile mapping technology. His references are represented by over 150 scientific/technical papers.

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