Special Issue "Terrestrial Laser Scanning"

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A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Derek Lichti
Department of Geomatics Engineering, Undergraduate Studies, Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education, The University of Calgary, Canada
Website: http://www.ucalgary.ca/lichti/
E-Mail: ddlichti@ucalgary.ca
Interests: terrestrial laser scanner calibration; automated 3D point cloud registration; feature extraction from laser scanner point cloud data; 3D range camera imaging; X-ray and optical imaging for bioengineering applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is a ground-based, active imaging method that rapidly acquires accurate, dense 3D point clouds of object surfaces by laser rangefinding. The number and variety of remote sensing applications of TLS instruments continues to increase. Static systems operated from atop a surveying tripod are commonly employed for the as-built documentation of industrial plants, the recording of cultural heritage sites, the measurement of natural processes such as sand transport and tree defoliation, structural deformation measurement and the measurement of the human body. Mobile systems comprising integrated laser scanning and platform georeferencing technologies are deployed on road vehicles, rail cars or small water vessels for kinematic data capture. The utilisation and number mobile laser scanning systems have risen dramatically in recent years for rapid corridor mapping and the compilation of asset inventories.

Prospective authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue of Remote Sensing by submitting an original manuscript of their latest research results in terrestrial laser scanning. Contributions may be from, but not limited to:

  • scanner system modelling, calibration, performance evaluation and validation
  • algorithms for automated point cloud registration
  • techniques for the fusion of TLS data with that of other sensors
  • automated feature extraction and object recognition
  • mobile terrestrial scanning system developments
  • novel applications of static or mobile terrestrial laser scanning

Dr. Derek Lichti
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • terrestrial laser scanning
  • point clouds
  • calibration
  • registration
  • fusion
  • object recognition
  • mobile scanning

Published Papers (10 papers)

Remote Sens. 2012, 4(1), 88-110; doi:10.3390/rs4010088
Received: 29 November 2011; in revised form: 29 December 2011 / Accepted: 29 December 2011 / Published: 5 January 2012
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(10), 2207-2221; doi:10.3390/rs3102207
Received: 23 August 2011; in revised form: 3 October 2011 / Accepted: 12 October 2011 / Published: 20 October 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(9), 2076-2088; doi:10.3390/rs3092076
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 28 July 2011 / Accepted: 23 August 2011 / Published: 16 September 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(9), 1847-1870; doi:10.3390/rs3091847
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 11 August 2011 / Accepted: 15 August 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(8), 1724-1742; doi:10.3390/rs3081724
Received: 25 June 2011; in revised form: 29 July 2011 / Accepted: 8 August 2011 / Published: 16 August 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(7), 1284-1307; doi:10.3390/rs3071284
Received: 28 April 2011; in revised form: 16 June 2011 / Accepted: 17 June 2011 / Published: 27 June 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(4), 650-667; doi:10.3390/rs3030650
Received: 1 February 2011; in revised form: 18 March 2011 / Accepted: 21 March 2011 / Published: 29 March 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(3), 587-600; doi:10.3390/rs3030587
Received: 10 February 2011; in revised form: 7 March 2011 / Accepted: 8 March 2011 / Published: 17 March 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(3), 539-553; doi:10.3390/rs3030539
Received: 10 February 2011; in revised form: 5 March 2011 / Accepted: 8 March 2011 / Published: 14 March 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(1), 167-184; doi:10.3390/rs3010167
Received: 3 December 2010; in revised form: 4 January 2011 / Accepted: 7 January 2011 / Published: 14 January 2011
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