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

Jantien Stoter, B. Vallet, T. Lithen, M Pla, P. Wozniak, T Kellenberger, A Streilein, R. 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 publicationInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event23rd International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Congress - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 12 Jul 201619 Jul 2016
Conference number: 23


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


  • 2.5D and 3D mapping
  • National Mapping Agencies
  • EuroSDR 3D Special Interest Group


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