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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23579–23591

Geospatial analysis based on GIS integrated with LADAR

Matt R. Fetterman, Robert Freking, Christy Fernandez-Cull, Christopher W. Hinkle, Anu Myne, Steven Relyea, and Jim Winslow  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23579-23591 (2013)

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In this work, we describe multi-layered analyses of a high-resolution broad-area LADAR data set in support of expeditionary activities. High-level features are extracted from the LADAR data, such as the presence and location of buildings and cars, and then these features are used to populate a GIS (geographic information system) tool. We also apply line-of-sight (LOS) analysis to develop a path-planning module. Finally, visualization is addressed and enhanced with a gesture-based control system that allows the user to navigate through the enhanced data set in a virtual immersive experience. This work has operational applications including military, security, disaster relief, and task-based robotic path planning.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2013
Published: September 26, 2013

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Matt R. Fetterman, Robert Freking, Christy Fernandez-Cull, Christopher W. Hinkle, Anu Myne, Steven Relyea, and Jim Winslow, "Geospatial analysis based on GIS integrated with LADAR," Opt. Express 21, 23579-23591 (2013)

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