Volume I-3
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-3, 147-152, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-3-147-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-3, 147-152, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-3-147-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  20 Jul 2012

20 Jul 2012

BUILDING EDGE DETECTION USING SMALL-FOOTPRINT AIRBORNE FULL-WAVEFORM LIDAR DATA

J.-C. Michelin, C. Mallet, and N. David J.-C. Michelin et al.
  • IGN, MATIS, 73 avenue de Paris, 94160 Saint-Mandé, France; Université Paris-Est

Keywords: Building, edge, detection, lidar, waveform, line, segmentation, diagnostic

Abstract. The full-waveform lidar technology allows a complete access to the information related to the emitted and backscattered laser signals. Although most of the common applications of full-waveform lidar are currently dedicated to the study of forested areas, some recent studies have shown that airborne full-waveform data is relevant for urban area analysis. We extend the field to pattern recognition with a focus on retrieval. Our proposed approach combines two steps. In a first time, building edges are coarsely extracted. Then, a physical model based on the lidar equation is used to retrieve a more accurate position of the estimated edge than the size of the lidar footprint. Another consequence is the estimation of more accurate planimetric positions of the extracted echoes.