Category: Digital Earth

  • CharAct4D – Unravelling Landscape Dynamics via Automatic Characterization of Surface Activity using Geographic 4D Monitoring

    With her new project CharAct4D Dr. Katharina Anders has become part of the Eliteprogramme for Postdocs of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, which supports early career researchers to qualify for a professorship -check the related press release by Heidelberg University. Many congratulations, Katharina! Katharina’s research interests in the 3DGeo research group are method development for 3D/4D change analysis […]

  • Improved Performance of HELIOS++ using High Performance Computing Techniques

    The software HELIOS++ simulates the laser scanning of a given virtual scene that can be composed of different spatial primitives and 3D meshes with distinct granularity. The high computational cost of this type of simulation software demands efficient computational solutions. Classical solutions based on GPU are not well suited when irregular geometries compose the scene […]

  • New(s) story about Sensing Mountains Summer School 2022

    The fourth edition of the Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research took place in September 2022, finally back in the lovely mountain landscape of the Ötztal valley in Tyrol, Austria. Once again, 40 participants – young researchers from all over the world – gathered in Obergurgl to learn and exchange about new concepts and solutions […]

  • Human-in-the-loop development of spatially adaptive ground point filtering pipelines — An archaeological case study

    LiDAR data have become indispensable for research in archaeology and a variety of other topographic applications. To derive products (e.g. digital terrain or feature models, individual trees, buildings), the 3D LiDAR points representing the desired objects of interest within the acquired and georeferenced point cloud need to be identified. This process is known as classification, […]

  • Continued multisource 3D point cloud acquisition at the AHK rock glacier

    While the impacts of global warming and current heat waves on glaciated areas have been in the focus of media reporting in recent weeks, also the dynamics of rock glaciers as part of the periglacial environment are strongly affected by changing climate. Rock glaciers are creep phenomena of mountain permafrost and an integral part of […]

  • 3DGeo contributions to ISPRS Congress 2022 now online

    From 5 June – 11 June 2022 the ISPRS Congress took place in Nice, France. The 3DGeo research group had three paper contributions which can now be found online: (1) Virtual Laser Scanning of Dynamic Scenes Created From Real 4D Topographic Point Cloud Data. Find all details in the video (link) and paper and check […]

  • Preview of 3DGeo @ EGU 2022 – Meet us there

    The 3DGeo Research Group will present some of their latest research at EGU General Assembly 2022. We are looking forward to meet you at the following talks: Virtual Laser Scanning using HELIOS++ – Applications in Machine Learning and Forestry: The presentation provides an introduction to VLS, possible use cases, pitfalls and best practices for successful […]

  • New Paper: Correspondence-driven plane-based M3C2 for lower uncertainty in 3D topographic change quantification

    Check out our new paper presenting a novel approach (correspondence-driven plane-based M3C2) to lower the uncertainty in 3D topographic change quantification (get free access here until 2 February 2022) Zahs, V., Winiwarter, L., Anders, K., Williams, J.G., Rutzinger, M. & Höfle, B. (2022): Correspondence-driven plane-based M3C2 for lower uncertainty in 3D topographic change quantification. ISPRS […]

  • 3DGeo at AGU21 Fall Meeting

    The 3DGeo research group is part of the AGU Fall Meeting from 13 – 17 December 2021 with the following topics and contributions: 1) Hypersurface Observation Network (Hyperon) — What it is and why we need it (Monday, 13 December 2021 16:00 – 18:00 CST) In the terrestrial domain, large biogeochemical and energetic uncertainties surround the […]

  • Successful PhD defense of Katharina Anders

    On Tuesday, 16 November 2021, Dr Katharina Anders defended her PhD research with great success. In her dissertation, Katharina developed methods on 4D change analysis to extract natural surface changes from near-continuous LiDAR time series of dynamic landscapes. Congratulations, Katharina, for this excellent research – we are very proud to have you in our team […]

  • Uncovering the dynamics of the inland dunes in Sandhausen using UAV-borne 3D data acquisition

    For the first time, the inland dunes in Sandhausen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) have been captured by UAV-borne photogrammetry and laser scanning. The dunes are a precious habitat for many specialized plants and animals. They formed during the last ice age by sand drift from the Rhine valley. The large inland dunes, originally stretching from Karlsruhe to […]

  • Multi-source 3D point cloud acquisition at the AHK rock glacier

    Within the AHK-4D project, we continually monitor topographic change at the alpine rock glacier Äußeres Hochebenkar in Austria. Based on multitemporal and multi-source 3D point clouds at up to two-week acquisition intervals, we are developing methods to quantify the magnitudes and frequencies of individual processes of topographic change over varying timescales. This year, we have […]