Special Issue "Point Cloud Processing and Analysis in Remote Sensing"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: Remote Sensing; Photogrammetry; LiDAR; Image Processing; UAV
Interests: LiDAR; unmanned aerial systems; UAV navigation; point cloud processing; GIS
With the popularization of photogrammetric image processing solutions and the decreasing costs of 3D laser scanners, point clouds have become one of the fundamental datasets for geomatics and remote sensing. As a result of dense image-matching techniques, point clouds have a great versatility to describe surfaces from microscopic elements to vast regions. At the same time, laser scanner systems integration in mobile, aerial, and satellite platforms can obtain billion-point geometric surveys of the environment along with radiometric information from the intensity attribute of the points at the wavelengths of the light source that may be complemented with the co-registration of image sensors.
The heterogeneity of unstructured point clouds in terms of precision and accuracy figures, intensity and radiometric information, or point density values, remains a challenge for point cloud processing and analysis in remote sensing of the environment.
This Remote Sensing Special Issue is meant to support the aforementioned scope by collecting and publishing research and review papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Data models and compression for huge dataset storage
- Multiple sources point cloud registration and fusion
- Out-of-core processing and visualization of large datasets
- Multitemporal analysis of point cloud data
- New approaches and methodologies for point cloud based semantics.
- Environment change detection based on point clouds.
- Multispectral point clouds acquisition and processing.
- Remote Sensing applications of 3D modeling
- Forest and asset inventory based on point clouds
- Performance evaluation of point cloud processing and analysis methods.
We look forward to receiving your submissions in this challenging area.
Dr. Joaquín Martínez-Sánchez
Dr. Higinio González-Jorge
Manuscript Submission Information
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- LiDAR and photogrammetry
- Surveying, acquisition and Data Models
- Point cloud processing and registration
- Point cloud analysis, segmentation, and classification
- 3D Modeling and interoperability