Laser Scanning

  • Mobile Mapping Bike
    The ikg Mobile Mapping Bike is a supplement to existing mobile mapping systems such as those used at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, which are traditionally mounted on a car or van. The cargo bike makes it possible to cover or develop remote, winding or inaccessible regions. But the Mobile Mapping Bike can also be used independently, not only to record the surroundings, but also to enrich various other measured values with georeferencing. It can also be used and reconfigured more easily for student projects, as no driving license is required and the software and hardware can be flexibly adapted.
    Led by: Schimansky, Wage, Golze, Feuerhake
    Year: 2023
    Funding: Institutsprojekt
    Duration: fortlaufend
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  • 5GAPS - Lokalisierung
    “Lokalisierung von mobilen Objekten in 3D-Rasterdaten” Das Projekt 5GAPS entwickelt ein alternatives 5G-mobilfunkgestütztes, hochgenaues und um Eigenschaften erweitertes dynamisches Positionierungssystem auf Basis eines digitalen Zwillings des (halb)öffentlichen Raums in Form eines 3-D-Rasters und führt erste Proofs-of-Concept durch. Das Projekt wird mit verschiedenen Partnern aus Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft bearbeitet. Am Institut für Kartographie und Geoinformatik sollen dabei Aufgaben im Bereich der Erfassung, Verarbeitung und Visualisierung der hochdimensionalen Daten durchgeführt werden.
    Led by: Sester, Monika
    Team: Faezeh Sadat Mortazavi
    Year: 2022
    Funding: Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr, Förderkennzeichen: 45FGU121_E
    Duration: 2022-2024
  • TransMIT - Resource-optimised transformation of combined and separate drainage systems in existing quarters with high settlement pressure
    Increasing heavy rainfall events and growing urban districts pose great challenges for urban drainage. Using three neighbourhoods in the cities of Braunschweig, Hanover and Hildesheim as examples, it will be shown how urban development and water management aspects can be linked in the long term in neighbourhood planning.
    Led by: Dr.-Ing. M. Beier; Prof. S. Köster, ISAH; Prof. Sester, ikg
    Team: Yu Feng, Udo Feuerhake
    Year: 2019
  • Object detection in airborne laser scanning (ALS) data using deep learning
    In partnership with the Lower Saxony State Office for Preservation of Historic Monuments, we are developing a method for automatically detecting archaeological objects in airborne laser scanning data. The type of objects to be detected are mainly those of interest by archaeologists such as heaps, shafts, charcoal piles, pits, barrows, bomb craters, hollow ways, etc. They could be point, linear, or areal objects. To this end, we are using deep learning techniques; namely, convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to classify height images from the region of interest. A combination of multiple (in most cases 5) CNN classifiers are then used to detect and localize objects of interest in a digital terrain model acquired from the region of interest.
    Team: Kazimi, Thiemann, Sester
    Year: 2018
    Funding: MWK Pro*Niedersachsen
  • Collaborative acquisition of predictive maps
    Self-driving cars and robots that run autonomously over long periods of time need high precision and up-to-date models of the environment. Natural environments contain dynamic objects and change over time. Since a permanent observation of “everything” is impossible and there will always be a first time visit of the changed area, a map that takes into account the possibility of change is needed.
    Team: Schachtschneider, Brenner
    Year: 2017
    Funding: DFG-Graduiertenkolleg i.c.sens
  • 3D object extraction of high-resolution 3D point clouds
    National Survey Departments acquire area-wide, controlled airborne laser scanning (ALS) datasets with different point densities, which are at least classified into ground and non-ground points. The Working Committee of the Surveying Authorities of the Laender of the Federal Republic of Germany (AdV) is discussing about an update cycle of 10 years for ALS point clouds. The national survey departments also acquire 3D point clouds from aerial images every 2-3 years with high overlapping ratios using a method called Dense Image Matching (DIM). Those DIM point clouds have a high point density, which is equal to the original aerial image resolution. In addition, those DIM point clouds also contain radiometric information from the aerial images, but only reconstruct the surface due to image correlation. This project is split into four distinctive topics.
    Led by: Sester, Monika
    Team: Politz, Florian
    Year: 2017
    Funding: Forschungs- und Entwicklungsvorhaben zwischen den Landesvermessungsämtern Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
    Duration: seit 2017