Georeferenced Point Clouds: A Survey of Features and Point Cloud Management

Otepka, Johannes and Ghuffar, Sajid and Waldhauser, Christoph and Hochreiter, Ronald and Pfeifer, Norbert (2013) Georeferenced Point Clouds: A Survey of Features and Point Cloud Management. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2 (4). pp. 1038-1065. ISSN 2220-9964


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This paper presents a survey of georeferenced point clouds. Concentration is, on the one hand, put on features, which originate in the measurement process themselves, and features derived by processing the point cloud. On the other hand, approaches for the processing of georeferenced point clouds are reviewed. This includes the data structures, but also spatial processing concepts. We suggest a categorization of features into levels that reflect the amount of processing. Point clouds are found across many disciplines, which is reflected in the versatility of the literature suggesting specific features. (authors' abstract)

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Additional Information: Johannes Otepka, Sajid Ghuffar and Christoph Waldhauser were (partially) supported by the project "High Performance Computational Intelligence Methoden zur Auswertung von Airborne Laser Scanning Daten" of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG Bridge 832159). Sajid Ghuffar was additionally supported by the "Doctoral College on Computational Perception" at Vienna University of Technology. We acknowledge the support of Vermessung Schmid ZT GmbH, Inkustr. 1-7/3, 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria, for their support of geodata. We would also like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable input.
Keywords: point feature review / feature categorization / neighborhood definition / spatial data structures / processing concepts
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Finance, Banking and Insurance
Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Elena Simukovic
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 10:47
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 02:34
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