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Evaluation of single photon and Geiger mode Lidar for the 3D Elevation Program

Remote Sensing

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https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8090767

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Abstract

Data acquired by Harris Corporation’s (Melbourne, FL, USA) Geiger-mode IntelliEarth™ sensor and Sigma Space Corporation’s (Lanham-Seabrook, MD, USA) Single Photon HRQLS sensor were evaluated and compared to accepted 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) data and survey ground control to assess the suitability of these new technologies for the 3DEP. While not able to collect data currently to meet USGS lidar base specification, this is partially due to the fact that the specification was written for linear-mode systems specifically. With little effort on part of the manufacturers of the new lidar systems and the USGS Lidar specifications team, data from these systems could soon serve the 3DEP program and its users. Many of the shortcomings noted in this study have been reported to have been corrected or improved upon in the next generation sensors.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Evaluation of single photon and Geiger mode Lidar for the 3D Elevation Program
Series title:
Remote Sensing
DOI:
10.3390/rs8090767
Volume:
8
Issue:
9
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
MDPI
Contributing office(s):
National Geospatial Program
Description:
Article 767; 16 p.