Professor, Dept. of Environmental Resources Engineering, SUNY ESF

Accurate ground detection in waveform LiDAR signals

Waveform LiDAR data are frequently used to analyze vegetation vertical structure. The majority of LiDAR products (e.g. height, biomass) are dependent on accurate identification of the ground return. Here, we present a new algorithm for ground detection that is considerably more accurate and computationally efficient.

Further information: W. Zhuang, G. Mountrakis (2014). An accurate and computationally efficient algorithm for ground peak identification in large footprint waveform LiDAR data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 95:81-92. [2.9MB pdf]