oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Three-dimensional data capturing an overview : market contribution
Project managers, engineers, architects, asset managers, town planners, GIS practitioners and everybody else in the construction industry all need reliable and accurate spatial information for decision-making, design, analysis and construction purposes. Traditionally as-built information was acquired by aerial or ground survey methods. In recent years LIDAR established itself as a fast and efficient methodology to acquire three-dimensional data. This article serves as a brief overview of the methodology and to give the reader a general feel for what it is all about and what can be expected.
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