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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|