Special Issue "Advances in Mobile Laser Scanning and Mobile Mapping"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)
The laser scanning market including hardware, software and services is growing roughly at the annual rate of 15 percent. Terms Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS), Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) and Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) are applied in laser scanning (LS) depending whether the platform is an aircraft, moving vehicle or tripod, respectively. The segment of MLS is perhaps the highest growing area within LS. MLS and mobile mapping is also used by large worldwide information technology companies providing street views. The number of ISI Web of Science listed high-quality papers in this emerging area is still quite modest. This special issue proposes to promote innovative scientific contributions, which may include novel data processing approaches, new applications, benchmarking studies, new hardware solutions and multidisciplinary approaches from this important technology area.
Prospective authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue of Remote Sensing by submitting an original manuscript of their latest research results in the field of advances in mobile laser scanning and mobile mapping. Also reviews contributions are welcomed. Contributions may be from, but not limited to:
- Innovative multidisciplinary concepts and applications
- Techniques for the fusion of MLS with other sensors (including ALS)
- New methods in information extraction, i.e. automated feature extraction and object recognition, from all kinds of laser or ranging data to all applications
- Mobile terrestrial laser scanning hardware and platform (including UAV/UAS) developments
- Accuracy and performance evaluations of the systems
- Use of MLS in indoor 3D mapping
- Creation of photorealistic models with MLS/mobile mapping
- Affordable mobile mapping systems and applications
- Improvement of georeferencing solutions in GNSS shadows
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- laser scanning
- mobile laser scanning
- airborne laser scanning
- terrestrial laser scanning
- virtual reality
- photorealistic models
- feature extraction and data processing methodology
- accuracy and quality
- data fusion
- texture mapping