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TitleSynthesis report: study on the potential of lidar data for the extraction of cartographic objects other than elevation
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorCanada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
SourceGeomatics Canada, Technical Note 5, 2017, 14 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/300243 Open Access logo Open Access
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Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Synthèse d'une étude sur le potentiel des données lidar pour l'extraction des objets cartographiques autres que l'élévation
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Subjectsgeophysics; mapping techniques; cartography; software; geophysical surveys; hydrography; transportation; electric power; digital terrain modelling; LiDAR; geospatial data; data extraction; methodology; Geobase; Geogratis; CanVec; infrastructures; buildings; roads; power lines; algorithms; geographic informations system applications
Illustrationstables; geophysical images
ProgramGeobase, Geobase Program Management
Released2017 09 22
AbstractBecause of shrinking data-acquisition costs and increasing coverage of the Canadian territory, lidar technology has become integral to geomatics. In addition to its capacity to produce high-quality digital terrain models, lidar provides the opportunity to create new complementary data layers. The purpose of this analysis is to evaluate the potential of lidar data to extract cartographic objects other than elevation. Our results show that there is great potential in building extraction, as there are numerous related algorithms and tools. Extraction of the linear hydrographic network is equally promising, but it will require additional development effort. Surface-hydrography extraction yields mixed results, and requires significant development effort. The potential of transportation-infrastructure extraction is mixed as well, as no commercial or open-source solutions have been developed, and the additional development effort required is very significant. The potential of power-line extraction is moderate.
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This document presents a synthesis of a study on the potential of LiDAR data for the extraction of cartographic objects other than elevation. We present some methods and tools for the extraction of the buildings, the hydrographic network, the road network and power lines.
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