State-of-the-art of 3D national mapping in 2016

Jantien Stoter, Bruno Vallet, Thomas Lithen, Maria Pla, Piotr Wozniak, Tobias Kellenberger, Andre Streilein, Risto Ilves, Hugo Ledoux

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuroSDR contributions to ISPRS Congress XXIII, 12 - 19 July 2016 Special Session 12 – EuroSDR Prague, Czech Republic
PublisherEuropean Spatial Data Research
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event23rd International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Congress - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 12 Jul 201619 Jul 2016
Conference number: 23

Publication series

NameOfficial Publication - EuroSDR
ISSN (Print)0257-0505


Conference23rd International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Congress
Abbreviated titleISPRS 2016
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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