Development of Mobile Mapping System for 3D Road Asset Inventory
AbstractAsset Management is an important component of an infrastructure project. A significant cost is involved in maintaining and updating the asset information. Data collection is the most time-consuming task in the development of an asset management system. In order to reduce the time and cost involved in data collection, this paper proposes a low cost Mobile Mapping System using an equipped laser scanner and cameras. First, the feasibility of low cost sensors for 3D asset inventory is discussed by deriving appropriate sensor models. Then, through calibration procedures, respective alignments of the laser scanner, cameras, Inertial Measurement Unit and GPS (Global Positioning System) antenna are determined. The efficiency of this Mobile Mapping System is experimented by mounting it on a truck and golf cart. By using derived sensor models, geo-referenced images and 3D point clouds are derived. After validating the quality of the derived data, the paper provides a framework to extract road assets both automatically and manually using techniques implementing RANSAC plane fitting and edge extraction algorithms. Then the scope of such extraction techniques along with a sample GIS (Geographic Information System) database structure for unified 3D asset inventory are discussed. View Full-Text
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Sairam, N.; Nagarajan, S.; Ornitz, S. Development of Mobile Mapping System for 3D Road Asset Inventory. Sensors 2016, 16, 367.
Sairam N, Nagarajan S, Ornitz S. Development of Mobile Mapping System for 3D Road Asset Inventory. Sensors. 2016; 16(3):367.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sairam, Nivedita; Nagarajan, Sudhagar; Ornitz, Scott. 2016. "Development of Mobile Mapping System for 3D Road Asset Inventory." Sensors 16, no. 3: 367.
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