Special Issue "Terrestrial Laser Scanning"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Since their availability a few decades ago, the applications of LiDAR sensors in 3D scanning have been growing steadily and have been extended to an increasing number of human activity areas and research fields. Specifically, an important effort has been devoted to the characterization of terrestrial targets, both through LiDAR sensors carried by aircrafts and spacecrafts or by terrestrial vehicles. The decrease in size and cost of many LiDAR sensors has led to their popularization among researchers and specialized companies. Simultaneously, the emerging of autonomous vehicles research and development by many car making companies has driven even more the search for more advanced, miniaturized and cheaper LiDAR systems.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together innovative developments and applications of Terrestrial Laser Scanning, TLS, understood in a broad sense, i.e. involving the use of Laser-based systems (such as 3D and 2D LiDAR, Flash LiDAR and RGB-D/Depth cameras, etc.) for the measurement and characterization of terrestrial targets. Laser-based systems can be either statically placed on the ground or in motion after being mounted on a moving terrestrial vehicle (mobile terrestrial laser scanners, MTLS). Papers addressing new insights in the development, application and benefits of TLS methods and technology are welcome. Articles may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- New developments of LiDAR and RGB-D sensors and TLS Systems
- Integration of TLS with other sensors (sensor fusion)
- Applications of multiple-returns TLS
- Mobile terrestrial Laser scanner applications (i.e., man-carried and ground-based vehicle-carried)
- TLS data processing
- Point cloud creation and processing
- New applications of LiDAR for the characterization of terrestrial targets
- Uses and applications from autonomous/unmanned vehicles
- Agriculture, forestry and geosciences applications
- Architecture and industrial applications
- Cultural heritage and archaeological applications
Prof. Dr. Joan R. Rosell Polo
Dr. Eduard Gregorio López
Dr. Jordi Llorens Calveras
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- Laser Scanning
- 3D modelling
- Point cloud
- Multiple-returns TLS
- RGB-D sensors
- SLAM methods
- Data processing
- Mobile terrestrial laser scanners