Planning infrastructure documentation with aerial laser scanning

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Abstract

Worldwide there are millions of bridges and overpasses that need documentation, inspection, and maintenance. Aerial laser scanning has the potential to assist in this process not only through the initial documentation stage but through the automated creation of three-dimensional, computational models and a further integration of that data with the surrounding environment. This paper outlines the difficulties related to effective vertical data capture for major infrastructure elements and recommends specific approaches towards a geometric optimization of this problem. Results of the current level of viability using a test area in Dublin, Ireland are included based on the application of this optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
ISBN (Electronic)9783857481239
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventIABSE Workshop on Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: May 6 2013May 8 2013

Publication series

NameAssessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures

Conference

ConferenceIABSE Workshop on Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures
CountryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period5/6/135/8/13

Keywords

  • Aerial laser scanning
  • Bridges
  • Geographic information systems
  • Highway overpasses
  • Remote sensing
  • Surveys
  • Three-dimensional models
  • Urban studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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