A study on determining control points and surveying feature points for geo-referencing of terrestrial LiDAR data in urban areas

Hyo Keun Park, Soohee Han, Hyung Sig Cho, Sung Hoon Kim, Hong Gyoo Sohn, Joon Heo

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In this research, an effective method for absolute positioning of feature points is proposed, which is applicable to geo-referencing of terrestrial LiDAR data scanned in dense urban areas. GPS positioning, common in absolute positioning, is apt to fail in the presence of signal disturbancein dense urban circumstances, while traditional surveying methods, including traversing and leveling, are generally more costly for wider areas. The idea is that reference points, marked on top of buildings, are surveyed by GPS positioning and then feature points are relatively positioned from the reference points. The present method, if laser scanning is accompanied, gets two advantages; one is that less feature points need to be surveyed because they can be substituted by reference points, and the other is that laser scanning can be more stably carried out. The present method was shown, from the experiments, to be cost-effective against traditional ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-186
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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