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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B22/S10.103

AN ATTEMPT TO AUTOMATION OF TLS DATA ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING IN THE VECTOR DATA GENERATION PROCESS

A. Adamek, J. Markiewicz
Thursday 8 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-59-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book2 Vol. 2, 807-814 pp

ABSTRACT
Numerous problems related to data acquisition in urban areas occur which are not only
caused by limitations of the applied equipment but also by the specific features
of measurement sites. The dynamically changing environment (i.e. traffic and
pedestrians, limited sight lines, temporarily occluded ground control points) causes the
field measurement process more complicated and time consuming. The solution
of mentioned problems can be the use of terrestrial laser scanning, which allows to
acquire complete information about the measured object, as well as about its
surroundings. Properly planned scanner positions allow to complete the missing data,
the direct measurement of which would require much more time. One of the advantages of laser scanning is independence of measurements from the light conditions. Taking it into account it is possible to perform measurements at night in areas of heavy traffic during the day (city centres, parking lots, etc.).
In this paper an attempt to automate TLS data acquisition and processing in the vector
data generation process is presented.
In the conclusion the advantages and disadvantages of the approach used for TLS data acquisition and processing with respect to the applicable law are discussed.

Keywords: TLS, inventory, modelling, CAD, engineering surveys