Advances in Mobile Mapping Technology by John Steventon

By John Steventon

The turning out to be marketplace penetration of net mapping, satellite tv for pc imaging and private navigation has spread out nice learn and company possibilities to geospatial groups. Multi-platform and multi-sensor built-in mapping know-how has essentially confirmed a development in the direction of quick geospatial info acquisition. Sensors may be fixed on a number of systems, reminiscent of satellites, aircrafts or helicopters, terrestrial cars, water-based vessels, and will also be hand-carried by way of contributors. cellular mapping refers to a method of accumulating geospatial information utilizing mapping sensors fastened on a cellular platform. Its improvement was once essentially pushed through the advances in electronic imaging and direct-georeferencing applied sciences. With the escalating use of telecommunication networks and the expanding availability of inexpensive and transportable sensors, cellular mapping has turn into extra dynamic, or even pervasive. The publication addresses a wide selection of analysis matters within the cellular mapping neighborhood, starting from method improvement to sensor integration, imaging algorithms and cellular GIS purposes. This publication will offer researchers and practitioners an excellent total view of what's being constructed during this topical quarter.

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15 m square. 15 m (for the farthest ones), respectively. Since the targets are used to obtain the automatic rectification of the frames, their dimension has been chosen in such a way that a good correlation between targets and trolley images can be performed. For a 6 mega pixel frame, the farthest target images are almost 40 pixels width and 36 pixels high. 25 pixels), used for the automatic rectification procedure, as shown in the following. The camera is placed 3 m above the road surface. The orientation has been set to catch a 35 m (straight) road stretch.

Table 2. Coordinate deviations (m). No. 11 poles. Obtained results are useful for the updating of 1:2000 scale maps. In Figure 12, the road boundaries obtained by the described procedure are compared with the corresponding lines on the city map. In order to evaluate the system performances in a more difficult case, the above described test has been performed for the mountain road of Figure 9.

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