Feature-based matching algorithms for registration between LiDAR point cloud intensity data acquired from MMS and image data from UAV

Yoonjo Choi, Mohammad Gholami Farkoushi, Seunghwan Hong, Hong Gyoo Sohn

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Abstract

Recently, as the demand for 3D geospatial information increases, the importance of rapid and accurate data construction has increased. Although many studies have been conducted to register UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) imagery based on LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data, which is capable of precise 3D data construction, studies using LiDAR data embedded in MMS (Mobile Mapping System) are insufficient. Therefore, this study compared and analyzed 9 matching algorithms based on feature points for registering reflectance image converted from LiDAR point cloud intensity data acquired from MMS with image data from UAV. Our results indicated that when the SIFT (Scale Invariant Feature Transform) algorithm was applied, it was able to stable secure a high matching accuracy, and it was confirmed that sufficient conjugate points were extracted even in various road environments. For the registration accuracy analysis, the SIFT algorithm was able to secure the accuracy at about 10 pixels except the case when the overlapping area is low and the same pattern is repeated. This is a reasonable result considering that the distortion of the UAV altitude is included at the time of UAV image capturing. Therefore, the results of this study are expected to be used as a basic research for 3D registration of LiDAR point cloud intensity data and UAV imagery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-464
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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