DESIGN A FILTER TO DETECT AND REMOVE VEGETATION FROM ULTRA-CAM-X AERIAL IMAGES’ POINT CLOUD TO PRODUCE AUTOMATICALLY DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL
Keywords: Ultra-cam-x, point clouds, vegetation detection, filtering, DEM generation
Abstract. Digital elevation model is one of the most important spatial information for displaying bare earth. Because of existing objects on the ground, manual editing is unavoidable. Aerial images’ point clouds produced by advanced matching methods are good resources for generating DEM. In this paper, the purpose is design a filter for detect and eliminate vegetation from point clouds. For this purpose, point clouds’ texture is used for finding vegetation. Texture of point clouds is segmented by Otsu method. In the next step, segmented image is added to raster of elevation and vegetation elevation is detected. Results is showing that point clouds’ texture is a good data for filtering vegetation and generating DEM automatically.