Special Issue "Applications of Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry in Civil Engineering and Architecture: Beyond 3D Modeling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 9470
Interests: photogrammetry; laser scanning; HBIM; mobile mapping systems; unmanned aerial systems (UAV); geomatics data integration
Interests: unmanned aerial systems (UAV); photogrammetry; laser scanning; 3D reconstruction; rapid mapping; 3D modeling; 360° cameras; GIS and remote sensing; sensor integration
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At present, terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry are geomatics surveying techniques very widely applied in civil engineering and architecture. Since these applications can be very different in terms of, at least, dimension and level of detail, the employed laser scanning and photogrammetric hardware and software should also be very different. In this sense, surveying using UAV equipped with laser scanning or photogrammetric sensors can be carried out from a single building to a very long bridge, with variable acquisition conditions and problems, though nonetheless with high accuracy requirements.
In any case, the final output of both terrestrial or aerial techniques is a dense cloud of millions (billions?) of points, often obtained from a suitable and non-trivial integration. At this step of the processing workflow, the modeling procedures can produce “surface” or “object” models. The second modeling approach, well known as “scan-to-BIM”, deals with still open problems and requires interventions from the users.
Nevertheless, geomatics results are continuously improving, and geomatics boundaries can more and more go beyond their field, also overlapping other civil engineering and architecture disciplines. Our research topics have to take into account application requirements, and how to fulfil these while avoiding misspending the very high accurate and detailed geomatics output. Emerging and open themes of interest could be optimal integration among systems (UAV and terrestrial data, laser scanner and image/video photogrammetry) and with thermal multi-hyperspectral sensors; suitable integration of geomatic and material data for HBIM applications; metrological analysis of geomatic data for restoration projects; and exploitation of finite elements method (FEM) structural analysis using BIM models.
Dr. Domenico Visintini
Dr. Filiberto Chiabrando
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- UAV/terrestrial data integration
- Laser scanning/photogrammetry integration
- Geomatics/material data integration
- Differnet approaches in 3D modelling
- Metrological analysis
- Structural analysis