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Articles | Volume XLVIII-1-2024
10 May 2024
 | 10 May 2024

Integrating Data from Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with LiDAR for BIM Developing

Wioleta Blaszczak-Bak, Andrea Masiero, Paweł Bąk, and Kamil Kuderko

Keywords: Point Clouds, LiDAR, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, TLS, Building Information Modeling, Data Integration

Abstract. The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in building construction and management is becoming increasingly common. Nevertheless, the generation of BIM models for already existing buildings is still an operation requiring a significant human effort. The generation of a geometrically reliable and complete BIM model requires geometric information on all the building parts. Since acquiring such information with a unique acquisition tool is quite hard, integration of data acquired with different acquisition tools and platforms is strongly recommended in order to obtain a geometrically complete 3D description of the building. This work presents a procedure for integrating data acquired with Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and Smartphone with LiDAR, showing the obtained results on two case studies, two buildings in the campus of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. Finally, a BIM model have been successfully generated in both the case studies by using the Blender software.