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Remote Sensing Technology and Application  2010, Vol. 25 Issue (5): 632-638    DOI: 10.11873/j.issn.1004-0323.2010.5.632
Review on Filtering Algorithm for LIDAR Points Cloud Data

WANG Jin-liang,CHEN Lian-jun
(College of Tourism and Geographical Sciences,Yunnan Normal University,Kunming 650000,China)
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Airborne LIDAR is a new technology that can obtain high\|precision three-dimensional geographical data quickly.Filtering process for LIDAR points cloud data is to separate the non\|ground points from the ground points.Several important useful filtering algorithms for LIDAR points cloud data\|\|mathematical morphology based filtering algorithm,slope based filtering algorithm,TIN based filtering algorithm,pseudo scanning lines based filtering algorithm,etc.have been introduced,discussed and contrasted.their advantages and disadvantages,the improving advice to each filtering algorithms also have been presented in the paper.

Key words:  LIDAR      Points cloud data      Filtering algorithms     
Received:  20 January 2010      Published:  30 October 2013
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WANG Jin-liang,CHEN Lian-jun. Review on Filtering Algorithm for LIDAR Points Cloud Data. Remote Sensing Technology and Application, 2010, 25(5): 632-638.

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