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    Dense Point Cloud Extraction from UAV Captured Images in Forest Area

    Tao, Wang and Lei, Yan and Mooney, Peter (2011) Dense Point Cloud Extraction from UAV Captured Images in Forest Area. In: Spatial Data Mining and Geographical Knowledge Services (ICSDM), 2011 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, pp. 389-392. ISBN 978-1-4244-8352-5

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    LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) is widely used in forestry applications to obtain information about tree density, composition, change, etc. An advantage of LIDAR is its ability to get this information in a 3D structure. However, the density of LIDAR data is low, the acquisition of LIDAR data is often very expensive, and it is difficult to be utilised in small areas. In this article we present an alternative to LIDAR by using a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to acquire high resolution images of the forest. Using the dense match method a dense point cloud can be generated. Our analysis shows that this method can provide a good alternative to using LIDAR in situations such as these.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1109/ICSDM.2011.5969071 ©2011 IEEE
    Keywords: Dense Match; Forest; Point Cloud; SFM; UAV;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 5882
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    Depositing User: Peter Mooney
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 16:34
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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