Working Group II — Acquisition — Position Paper: Data collection and 3D reconstruction

  • Sisi Zlatanova
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


3D Geographical Information Systems need 3D representations of objects and, hence, 3D data acquisition and reconstructions methods. Developments in these two areas, however, are not compatible. While numerous operational sensors for 3D data acquisition are readily available on the market (optical, laser scanning, radar, thermal, acoustic, etc.), 3D reconstruction software offers predominantly manual and semi-automatic tools (e.g. Cyclone, Leica Photogrammetry Suite, PhotoModeler or Sketch-up). The ultimate 3D reconstruction algorithm is still a challenge and a subject of intensive research. Many 3D reconstruction approaches have been investigated, and they can be classified into two large groups, optical image-based and point cloud-based, with respect to the sensor used, which can be mount on different platforms.


Point Cloud Terrestrial Laser Scanning Airborne Laser Scanner Data Ground Penetration Radar Laser Scanning Point Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sisi Zlatanova
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  1. 1.OTB, section GIS TechnologyDelft University of Technologythe Netherlands

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