The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume XLII-3/W8
22 Aug 2019
 | 22 Aug 2019


J. S. Park, K. S. Lee, and S. Kim

Keywords: Pothole, Road condition, Terrestrial LiDAR, Trend analysis

Abstract. The pothole is called a road breakage where the surface of road is locally recessed. The conventional vehicle-mounted pothole detection sensor acquires data only when the vehicle directly contacts the pothole and moreover, the acquired data is limited to show the position information of the pothole based on the low-precision GPS. We have, therefore, studied the assessment methods for the road condition using the terrestrial LiDAR data to complement and improve the current methodology. In this study we subtract the low-resolution raster data from the high-resolution raster one that are taken from the terrestrial LiDAR, which is similar to the trend analysis. We assessed the proposed method using the manholes, which we assumed as potholes. It also showed that our method can improve a variety of perspectives such as time consuming, space extension and quantitative interpretation. As a result, we could expect the proposed method will be effectively used in the field of road management.