Utilisation of laser scanning technology and digital images for measurements of industrial objects - a case study

Dorota Zawieska, Jakub Markiewicz


Projection of a complicated geometry of industrial objects is the complex issue, which requires properly planned and prepared measurements. Such objects must be accurately inventoried, but their complicated nature often makes the access and the visibility of their entire surface very difficult. Documentation of measurements is often prepared in the form of sketches, plans or maps, which are amended with photographic documentation. The objective of this paper is to test the possibilities to apply laser scanning and the network of digital images for inventory and monitoring of technical conditions of industrial objects. Processing of a precise documentation acquired basing on terrestrial laser scanning data or dense points clouds generated from digital images still causes many difficulties and problems. Although data processing algorithms have been intensively developed with respect to generation of high resolution orthoimages or precise vector drawings, the existing problems are still connected with limitations related to imperfections of both techniques of measurements.


photogrammetry; computer vision (CV); SfM; terrestrial laser scanning; engineering surveys; deformations

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/rgg-2015-0003


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