IJAT Vol.10 No.2 pp. 163-171
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2016.p0163


Registration of Point-Clouds from Terrestrial and Portable Laser Scanners

Takuma Watanabe, Takeru Niwa, and Hiroshi Masuda

The University of Electro-Communications
1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

Corresponding author,

October 12, 2015
February 3, 2016
Online released:
March 4, 2016
March 5, 2016
registration, 3D scanning, point-cloud
We proposed a registration method for aligning short-range point-clouds captured using a portable laser scanner (PLS) to a large-scale point-cloud captured using a terrestrial laser scanner (TLS). As a PLS covers a very limited region, it often fails to provide sufficient features for registration. In our method, the system analyzes large-scale point-clouds captured using a TLS and indicates candidate regions to be measured using a PLS. When the user measures a suggested region, the system aligns the captured short-range point-cloud to the large-scale point-cloud. Our experiments show that the registration method can adequately align point-clouds captured using a TLS and a PLS.
Cite this article as:
T. Watanabe, T. Niwa, and H. Masuda, “Registration of Point-Clouds from Terrestrial and Portable Laser Scanners,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.10 No.2, pp. 163-171, 2016.
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