Journal article

Improved Urban Scene Classification Using Full-Waveform Lidar

M Azadbakht, CS Fraser, K Khoshelham

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing | American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing | Published : 2016


Abstract Full-waveform lidar data provides supplementary radiometric as well as more accurate geometric target information, when compared to discrete return systems. In this research, a wide range of classes in an urban scene; including trees, medium vegetation, low vegetation (grass), water bodies, pitched roofs, flat roofs, asphalt, vehicles, power lines, walls (fences) and concrete are considered. In order to tackle the challenge of distinguishing geometrically similar classes and enhancing the separability of other targets, a new set of features based on deconvolved waveforms is introduced. The positive effect of the proposed feature dataset on classification accuracy in individual class..

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