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Monitoring capabilities of a mobile mapping system based on navigation qualities

Jing, H.; Slatcher, N.; Meng, X.; Hunter, G.

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H. Jing

N. Slatcher

X. Meng

G. Hunter


Mobile mapping systems are becoming increasingly popular as they can build 3D models of the environment rapidly by using a laser scanner that is integrated with a navigation system. 3D mobile mapping has been widely used for applications such as 3D city modelling and mapping of the scanned environments. However, accurate mapping relies on not only the scanner’s performance but also on the quality of the navigation results (accuracy and robustness) . This paper discusses the potentials of using 3D mobile mapping systems for landscape change detection, that is traditionally carried out by terrestrial laser scanners that can be accurately geo-referenced at a static location to produce highly accurate dense point clouds. Yet compared to conventional surveying using terrestrial laser scanners, several advantages of mobile mapping systems can be identified. A large area can be monitored in a relatively short period, which enables high repeat frequency monitoring without having to set-up dedicated stations. However, current mobile mapping applications are limited by the quality of navigation results, especially in different environments. The change detection ability of mobile mapping systems is therefore significantly affected by the quality of the navigation results. This paper presents some data collected for the purpose of monitoring from a mobile platform. The datasets are analysed to address current potentials and difficulties. The change detection results are also presented based on the collected dataset. Results indicate the potentials of change detection using a mobile mapping system and suggestions to enhance quality and robustness.


Jing, H., Slatcher, N., Meng, X., & Hunter, G. (in press). Monitoring capabilities of a mobile mapping system based on navigation qualities. .

Conference Name XXIII ISPRS Congress
End Date Jul 19, 2016
Acceptance Date Jan 12, 2016
Online Publication Date Jul 12, 2016
Deposit Date Oct 3, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 3, 2016
Journal ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Electronic ISSN 2194-9034
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume XLI-B1
Keywords Mobile mapping; navigation; change detection; monitoring
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Additional Information doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-625-2016
Contract Date Oct 3, 2016


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