Terrestrial laser scanners pre-processing: registration and georeferencing

Abbas, Mohd Azwan and Luh, Lau Chong and Setan, Halim and Majid, Zulkepli and Chong, Albert K. and Aspuri, Anuar and Idris, Khairulnizam M. and Ariff, Mohd Farid Mohd (2014) Terrestrial laser scanners pre-processing: registration and georeferencing. Jurnal Teknologi, 71 (4). pp. 115-122. ISSN 0127-9696

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Terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) is a non-contact sensor, optics-based instrument that collects three dimensional (3D) data of a defined region of an object surface automatically and in a systematic pattern with a high data collecting rate. This capability has made TLS widely applied for numerous 3D applications. With the ability to provide dense 3D data, TLS has improved the processing phase in constructing complete 3D model, which is much simpler and faster. Pre-processing is one of the phases involved, which consisted of registration and georeferencing procedures. Due to the many error sources occur in TLS measurement, thus, pre-processing can be considered as very crucial phase to identify any existence of errors and outliers. Any presence of errors in this phase can decrease the quality of TLS final product. With intention to discuss about this issue, this study has performed two experiments, which involved with data collection for land slide monitoring and 3D topography. By implementing both direct and indirect pre-processing method, the outcomes have indicated that TLS is suitable for applications which require centimetre level of accuracy.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 06:25
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 02:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrestrial laser scanner; pre-processing; data quality
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
02 Physical Sciences > 0205 Optical Physics > 020502 Lasers and Quantum Electronics
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090902 Geodesy
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware > 400999 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware not elsewhere classified
51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5102 Atomic, molecular and optical physics > 510202 Lasers and quantum electronics
37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3706 Geophysics > 370603 Geodesy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.11113/jt.v71.3833
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26662

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