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Articles | Volume XLI-B5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B5, 615–619, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B5-615-2016
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B5, 615–619, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B5-615-2016

  15 Jun 2016

15 Jun 2016

AUTOMATIC RAILWAY POWER LINE EXTRACTION USING MOBILE LASER SCANNING DATA

Shanxin Zhang1,2, Cheng Wang1, Zhuang Yang1, Yiping Chen1, and Jonathan Li1,3 Shanxin Zhang et al.
  • 1Fujian Key Laboratory of Sensing and Computing for Smart Cities, School of Information Science and Engineering,Xiamen, FJ 361005, China
  • 2Xizang Key Laboratory of Optical Information Processing and Visualization Technology, Information Engineering College, Xizang Minzu University, Wenhuidong Street, Xianyang,SX 712082, China
  • 3Mobile Mapping Lab, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada

Keywords: Power line extraction, Mobile laser scanning, Quaternion algorithm, Hough voting, Point cloud

Abstract. Research on power line extraction technology using mobile laser point clouds has important practical significance on railway power lines patrol work. In this paper, we presents a new method for automatic extracting railway power line from MLS (Mobile Laser Scanning) data. Firstly, according to the spatial structure characteristics of power-line and trajectory, the significant data is segmented piecewise. Then, use the self-adaptive space region growing method to extract power lines parallel with rails. Finally use PCA (Principal Components Analysis) combine with information entropy theory method to judge a section of the power line whether is junction or not and which type of junction it belongs to. The least squares fitting algorithm is introduced to model the power line. An evaluation of the proposed method over a complicated railway point clouds acquired by a RIEGL VMX450 MLS system shows that the proposed method is promising.