An automatic high precision registration method between large area aerial images and aerial light detection and ranging data

Q. Du, D. Xie, Y. Sun
2015 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The integration of digital aerial photogrammetry and Light Detetion And Ranging (LiDAR) is an inevitable trend in Surveying and Mapping field. We calculate the external orientation elements of images which identical with LiDAR coordinate to realize automatic high precision registration between aerial images and LiDAR data. There are two ways to calculate orientation elements. One is single image spatial resection using image matching 3D points that registered to LiDAR. The other one is Position
more » ... her one is Position and Orientation System (POS) data supported aerotriangulation. The high precision registration points are selected as Ground Control Points (GCPs) instead of measuring GCPs manually during aerotriangulation. The registration experiments indicate that the method which registering aerial images and LiDAR points has a great advantage in higher automation and precision compare with manual registration.
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xl-7-w4-17-2015 fatcat:gjdnteekaveqdkvitsblxfirei