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Automatic building extraction from laser scanning data: an input tool for disaster management

Dash, J., Steinle, E., Singh, R.P. and Bähr, H.P. (2004) Automatic building extraction from laser scanning data: an input tool for disaster management Advances in Space Research, 33, (3), pp. 317-322. (doi:10.1016/S0273-1177(03)00482-4).

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Estimation of damages caused by a disaster is a major task in the post disaster mitigation process. To enhance the relief and rescue operation in the affected area it is required to get a near real time damage model. For this purpose a fast method of data acquisition with suitable methods for extracting the man-made objects is required. Laser scanning data provide the height of the ground objects, which can be used for developing models to extract the man-made features in a complex urban environment. Using the height variation along the periphery of objects present in the data, a method based on standard deviation was developed to distinguish between tree and building.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: Laser scanning, disaster management, building extraction


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Date deposited: 13 Apr 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:49

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Author: J. Dash
Author: E. Steinle
Author: R.P. Singh
Author: H.P. Bähr

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