Journal article

Evaluation of a LIDAR Land-Based Mobile Mapping System for Monitoring Sandy Coasts

Maja Bitenc, Roderik Lindenbergh, Kourosh Khoshelham, A Pieter van Waarden

REMOTE SENSING | MDPI AG | Published : 2011


The Dutch coast is characterized by sandy beaches flanked by dunes. Understanding the morphology of the coast is essential for defense against flooding of the hinterland. Because most dramatic changes of the beach and the first dune row happen during storms, it is important to assess the state of the coast immediately after a storm. This is expensive and difficult to organize with Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS). Therefore, the performance of a Land-based Mobile Mapping System (LMMS) in mapping a stretch of sandy Dutch coast of 6 km near the municipality of Egmond is evaluated in this research. A test data set was obtained by provider Geomaat using the StreetMapper LMMS system. Both the relati..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, for kindly giving us the StreetMapper data set. Besides, authors would like to thank the Geodetic Institute of Slovenia for supporting this research.