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Comparison of Civil Infrastructure Optical-based Spatial Data Acquisition Techniques

Zhu, Z and Brilakis, I Comparison of Civil Infrastructure Optical-based Spatial Data Acquisition Techniques. In: the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, 2007-7-24 to 2007-7-27, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America pp. 737-744.. (Unpublished)

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Infrastructure spatial data, such as the orientation and the location of in place structures and these structures' boundaries and areas, play a very important role for many civil infrastructure development and rehabilitation applications, such as defect detection, site planning, on-site safety assistance and others. In order to acquire these data, a number of modern optical-based spatial data acquisition techniques can be used. These techniques are based on stereo vision, optics, time of flight, etc., and have distinct characteristics, benefits and limitations. The main purpose of this paper is to compare these infrastructure optical-based spatial data acquisition techniques based on civil infrastructure application requirements. In order to achieve this goal, the benefits and limitations of these techniques were identified. Subsequently, these techniques were compared according to applications' requirements, such as spatial accuracy, the automation of acquisition, the portability of devices and others. With the help of this comparison, unique characteristics of these techniques were identified so that practitioners will be able to select an appropriate technique for their own applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:05
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 02:26