Robust Ground Peak Extraction With Range Error Estimation Using Full-Waveform LiDAR

@article{Jalobeanu2014RobustGP,
  title={Robust Ground Peak Extraction With Range Error Estimation Using Full-Waveform LiDAR},
  author={Andr{\'e} Jalobeanu and Gil Gonçalves},
  journal={IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={11},
  pages={1190-1194}
}
Topographic mapping is one of the main applications of airborne LiDAR. Waveform digitization and processing allow for both improved accuracy and higher ground detection rate compared with discrete return systems. Nevertheless, the quality of the ground peak estimation, based on last return extraction, strongly depends on the algorithm used. Best performing methods are too computationally intensive to be used on large data sets. We used Bayesian inference to develop a new ground extraction… CONTINUE READING

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