Special Issue "Airborne Laser Scanning"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 October 2016)
Airborne laser scanning has recently embraced a revolution in technological advancements and various innovations in practical applications. Among numerous developments, we have notably experienced progressive changes from discrete recording to waveform recording, from single spectral (band) to multispectral laser scanning, and from traditional single pulse collection to multi pulse (Geiger mode) and single photon collections. Additionally, UAV laser scanning is emerging. As a result of such technological advancements, the operational platform altitude may vary from tens of meters to over ten-thousand meters; the point density reaches from a couple of points per square meter to tens or even a hundred points per square meter; additionally, the recorded targets can be air, canopy, ground, or even below water. Representative applications of such advancements include, among others, air quality detection, biophysical estimation, high definition terrain generation, topographic mapping, coastal mapping, change detection, and various types of 3D modeling.
As Guest Editors, we would like to dedicate this Special Issue to timely documenting these revolutionary developments and innovative applications. Well-prepared, unpublished submissions that address one or more of the following topics on airborne laser scanning are solicited:
- Advances in laser scanning systems
- Accurate direct sensor geo-referencing
- Point cloud generation from LiDAR measurements
- Filtering, segmentation, clustering and classification of LiDAR point clouds
- Feature or object extraction and reconstruction from LiDAR point clouds
- Combined use of laser scanning data and other geospatial data
- Feasibility studies with new systems and sensors
- New applications
Prof. Jie Shan
Prof. Juha Hyyppä
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- Airborne LiDAR
- Airborne Laser Scanning
- Point clouds
- Direct georeferencing
- Clustering and classification