UrbanARK explores the use of aerial LiDAR scanning (ALS) as well as terrestrial static LiDAR Scanning and mobile LiDAR scanning (MLS) for capturing urban fabrics at streetscape level and identifying the location and geometry of underground spaces to enhance urban coastal flood prediction models and flood risk communication tools.  This page illustrates examples of ongoing research work across the three case study areas in Belfast, Dublin and New York and provides links for accessing available data and project publications. 

Publications

Vo, AV, Hewage, CNL, Russo, G, Chauhan, N, Laefer, DF, Bertolotto, M, Le-Khac, NA & Oftendinger, U 2019, Efficient LiDAR point cloud data encoding for scalable data management within the Hadoop eco-system. in C Baru, J Huan, L Khan, XT Hu, R Ak, Y Tian, R Barga, C Zaniolo, K Lee & YF Ye (eds), Proceedings – 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019., 9006044, Proceedings – 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 5644-5653, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019, Los Angeles, United States, 12/9/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/BigData47090.2019.9006044

Vo, AV, Laefer, DF, Trifkovic, M, Hewage, CNL, Bertolotto, M, Le-Khac, NA & Ofterdinger, U 2020, ‘A highly scalable data management system for point cloud and full waveform lidar data’, International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences – ISPRS Archives, vol. 43, no. B4, pp. 507-512. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B4-2020-507-2020

Gmelch, P., Lejano, R., O’Keeffe, E., Laefer, D. F., Drell, C., Bertolotto, M., Ofterdinger, U., and McKinley, J… “THE CASE FOR LOW-COST, PERSONALIZED VISUALIZATION FOR ENHANCING NATURAL HAZARD PREPAREDNESS”. ISPRS – International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XLIV-M-2-2020  https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-M-2-2020-37-2020. https://par.nsf.gov/biblio/10205033.

Dublin

Belfast

LiDAR scanning of underground structures in Belfast City Centre.   Pedestrian underpass from ‘Line of Duty’ BBC series

 

Mobile LiDAR Scanning using the GeoSLAM ZEB Horizon scanner.    10 minutes scanning of Queen’s University Campus.

Terrestrial Mobile LiDAR Scan Street Level
Terrestrial Mobile LiDAR Scan Top View

Brooklyn, New York

Terrestrial Static LiDAR Scanning at 31st and 4th Avenue Brooklyn – 3D Model

Terrestrial Static LiDAR Scanning Jay St / Willoughby St – 3D Model