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How Well can Spaceborne Digital Elevation Models Represent a Man-Made Structure: A Runway Case Study

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Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-421 Wroclaw, Poland
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Department of Geomatics Engineering, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak 67100, Turkey
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Department of Geomatics Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
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Department Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 20-033 Lublin, Poland
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Geosciences 2019, 9(9), 387; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9090387
Received: 31 July 2019 / Revised: 2 September 2019 / Accepted: 2 September 2019 / Published: 4 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering)
In this case study, an active runway of a civilian airport in Zonguldak, Turkey was used to assess the suitability of spaceborne digital elevation models (DEMs) to model an anthropogenic structure. The tested DEMs include the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) World 3D 30 m (AW3D30), the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)-1”, the SRTM-3”, the SRTM-X, the TanDEM-3”, and the WorldDEMTM. A photogrammetric high accuracy DEM was also available for the tests. As a reference dataset, a line-leveling survey of the runway using a Leica Sprinter 150/150M instrument was performed. The selection of a runway as a testbed for this type of investigation is justified by its unique characteristics, including its flat surface, homogenous surface material, and availability for a ground survey. These characteristics are significant because DEMs over similar structures are free from environment- and target-induced error sources. For our test area, the most accurate DEM was the WorldDEMTM followed by the SRTM-3” and TanDEM-3”, with vertical errors (LE90) equal to 1.291 m, 1.542 m, and 1.56 m, respectively. This investigation uses a method, known as the runway method, for identifying the vertical errors in DEMs. View Full-Text
Keywords: Spaceborbe DEM; SRTM; TanDEM; AW3D30; runway method; Zonguldak; suitability assessment Spaceborbe DEM; SRTM; TanDEM; AW3D30; runway method; Zonguldak; suitability assessment
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Becek, K.; Akgül, V.; Inyurt, S.; Mekik, Ç.; Pochwatka, P. How Well can Spaceborne Digital Elevation Models Represent a Man-Made Structure: A Runway Case Study. Geosciences 2019, 9, 387. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9090387

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Becek K, Akgül V, Inyurt S, Mekik Ç, Pochwatka P. How Well can Spaceborne Digital Elevation Models Represent a Man-Made Structure: A Runway Case Study. Geosciences. 2019; 9(9):387. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9090387

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Becek, Kazimierz; Akgül, Volkan; Inyurt, Samed; Mekik, Çetin; Pochwatka, Patrycja. 2019. "How Well can Spaceborne Digital Elevation Models Represent a Man-Made Structure: A Runway Case Study" Geosciences 9, no. 9: 387. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9090387

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