Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing, Second Edition

Jie Shan, Charles K. Toth

March 5, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 638 Pages - 97 Color & 459 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498772273 - CAT# K29494

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  • Discusses ranging and scanning principles
  • Presents the state of the art in equipment and systems across different platforms
  • Discusses various filters for DTM generation, classification, clustering, and segmentation methods for feature extraction
  • Includes numerous practical and commercial achievements and opportunities
  • Fully revised and updated and includes two new chapters


This book provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. Ranging and scanning fundamentals, and broad, contemporary analysis of airborne LiDAR systems, as well as those situated on land and in space are covered. Also discussed are data collection in terms of waveforms and their properties; error budget, quality control, and data organization; LiDAR data processing and information extraction. State-of-the-art technological developments used in filtering algorithms for digital terrain model generation are included.


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