The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XLI-B4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 653–660, 2016
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 653–660, 2016

  14 Jun 2016

14 Jun 2016


Jantien Stoter1,2, Bruno Vallet3, Thomas Lithen4, Maria Pla5, Piotr Wozniak6, Tobias Kellenberger7, Andre Streilein7, Risto Ilves8, and Hugo Ledoux2 Jantien Stoter et al.
  • 1Kadaster, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
  • 23D Geoinformation, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
  • 3IGN, France
  • 4Lantmateriet, Sweden
  • 5ICGC, Catalonia, Spain
  • 6Gugik, Poland
  • 7swisstopo, Switzerland
  • 8NLS, Finland

Keywords: 2.5D and 3D mapping, National Mapping Agencies, EuroSDR 3D Special Interest Group

Abstract. Techniques for 3D mapping are maturing. At the same time the need for 3D data is increasing. This has pushed national (and regional) mapping agencies (NMAs) to consider extending their traditional task of providing topographic data into the third dimension. To show how research results in 3D mapping obtained over the past twenty years have been adopted by practice, this paper presents the ongoing work on 3D mapping within seven NMAs, all member of the 3D Special Interest Group of European Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR). The paper shows that some NMAs are still in the initial (experimental) phase of 3D mapping, while others have already built solid databases to maintain 2.5D and 3D topographic data covering their whole country.