Airborne laser scanning using UASs

Antero Kukko, Anttoni Jaakkola, Juha Hyyppä

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Airborne laser scanning (ALS) offers a range of opportunities for mapping and change detection. However, due to the large costs typically associated with traditional ALS, multi-temporal laser surveys are still rarely studied and applied. Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) offer new ways to perform laser scanning surveys in a more cost-effective way, which opens doors to many new change-detection applications. This article discusses the suitability of the two main types of UAS platforms-fixed-wing systems and rotorcraft-and the current state of the art in UAS-compatible laser scanning systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalGIM International
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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