ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume II-5/W2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W2, 181–186, 2013
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W2, 181–186, 2013

  16 Oct 2013

16 Oct 2013

SITEGI Project: Applying Geotechnologies to Road Inspection. Sensor Integration and software processing

J. Martínez-Sánchez, M. Nogueira, H. González-Jorge, M. Solla, and P. Arias J. Martínez-Sánchez et al.
  • Applied Geotechnologies Research Group, Mining School. Universidade de Vigo, Maxwell Av, As Lagoas Campus, 36310, Vigo, Spain

Keywords: Mobile, LIDAR, Multisensor ,Integration, Data ,Visualization, GPS/INS

Abstract. Infrastructure management represents a critical economic milestone. The current decision-making process in infrastructure rehabilitation is essentially based on qualitative parameters obtained from visual inspections and subject to the ability of technicians. In order to increase both efficiency and productivity in infrastructure management, this work addresses the integration of different instrumentation and sensors in a mobile mapping vehicle. This vehicle allows the continuous recording of quantitative data suitable for roadside inspection. The geometric integration and synchronization of these sensors is achieved through hardware and/or software strategies that permit the georeferencing of the data obtained with each sensor. In addition, a visualization software for simpler data management was implemented using Qt framework, PCL library and C++. As a result, the developed system supports the decision-making in road inspection, providing quantitative information suitable for sophisticated analysis systems.