An Integrated Approach to Generating Accurate DTM from Airborne Full-Waveform LiDAR Data
AbstractIn this study, full-waveform LiDAR data were exploited to detect weak returns backscattered by the bare terrain underneath vegetation canopies and thus improve the generation of a digital terrain model (DTM). Building on the methods of progressive generation of triangulation irregular network (TIN) model reported in the literature, we proposed an integrated approach where echo detection, terrain identification, and TIN generation were carried out iteratively. The proposed method was tested on a dataset collected by a Riegl LMS Q-560 scanner over a study area near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada (46°33′56′′N, 83°25′18′′W). The results demonstrated that more terrain points under shrubs could be identified, and the generated DTMs exhibited more details in the terrain than those obtained using the progressive TIN method. In addition, 1275 points across this study area were surveyed on the ground and used to validate the proposed approach. The estimated elevations were shown to have a strong linear relationship with the measured ones, with R2 values above 0.98, and the RMSEs (Root Mean Squared Errors) between them were less than 0.15 m even for areas with hilly terrains underneath vegetation canopies. View Full-Text
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Hu, B.; Gumerov, D.; Wang, J.; Zhang, W. An Integrated Approach to Generating Accurate DTM from Airborne Full-Waveform LiDAR Data. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 871.
Hu B, Gumerov D, Wang J, Zhang W. An Integrated Approach to Generating Accurate DTM from Airborne Full-Waveform LiDAR Data. Remote Sensing. 2017; 9(8):871.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hu, Baoxin; Gumerov, Damir; Wang, Jianguo; Zhang, and Wen. 2017. "An Integrated Approach to Generating Accurate DTM from Airborne Full-Waveform LiDAR Data." Remote Sens. 9, no. 8: 871.
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