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Accuracy assessment of topographic mapping using UAV image integrated with satellite images

Azmi, Shahrul Mardhiah and Ahmad, Baharin and Ahmad, Anuar (2014) Accuracy assessment of topographic mapping using UAV image integrated with satellite images. 8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth (ISDE8), 18 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1755-1315


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012015


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV is extensively applied in various fields such as military applications, archaeology, agriculture and scientific research. This study focuses on topographic mapping and map updating. UAV is one of the alternative ways to ease the process of acquiring data with lower operating costs, low manufacturing and operational costs, plus it is easy to operate. Furthermore, UAV images will be integrated with QuickBird images that are used as base maps. The objective of this study is to make accuracy assessment and comparison between topographic mapping using UAV images integrated with aerial photograph and satellite image. The main purpose of using UAV image is as a replacement for cloud covered area which normally exists in aerial photograph and satellite image, and for updating topographic map. Meanwhile, spatial resolution, pixel size, scale, geometric accuracy and correction, image quality and information contents are important requirements needed for the generation of topographic map using these kinds of data. In this study, ground control points (GCPs) and check points (CPs) were established using real time kinematic Global Positioning System (RTK-GPS) technique. There are two types of analysis that are carried out in this study which are quantitative and qualitative assessments. Quantitative assessment is carried out by calculating root mean square error (RMSE). The outputs of this study include topographic map and orthophoto. From this study, the accuracy of UAV image is ± 0.460 m. As conclusion, UAV image has the potential to be used for updating of topographic maps

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:global positioning system, mapping, maps, mean square error, military applications, operating costs, photographic equipment, rock mechanics, satellites
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:51708
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:52
Last Modified:27 Aug 2018 11:24

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