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3D digital elevation model generation

Wei, H. and Bartels, M. (2012) 3D digital elevation model generation. In: Pears, N., Liu, Y. and Bunting, P. (eds.) 3D imaging, analysis, and applications. Springer, London, pp. 367-415. ISBN 9781447140627

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-4063-4


This chapter presents techniques used for the generation of 3D digital elevation models (DEMs) from remotely sensed data. Three methods are explored and discussed—optical stereoscopic imagery, Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), and LIght Detection and Ranging (LIDAR). For each approach, the state-of-the-art presented in the literature is reviewed. Techniques involved in DEM generation are presented with accuracy evaluation. Results of DEMs reconstructed from remotely sensed data are illustrated. While the processes of DEM generation from satellite stereoscopic imagery represents a good example of passive, multi-view imaging technology, discussed in Chap. 2 of this book, InSAR and LIDAR use different principles to acquire 3D information. With regard to InSAR and LIDAR, detailed discussions are conducted in order to convey the fundamentals of both technologies.

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Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
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