COMPARISON OF SUBAQUATIC DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELS FROM AIRBORNE LASER SCANNING AND IMAGERY
Keywords: bathymetry, laser scanning, DEM, underwater, multi-media photogrammetry, bundle-adjustment
Abstract. The paper describes and compares the workflows and results of generating digital elevation models (DEMs) of underwater areas from airborne laser scanning and aerial stereo images. Based on a combined laser scanning/image data set of an artificial lake, both methods are described and pros/cons are highlighted. The authors focus on the final results, especially on accuracy, completeness and spatial resolution of the underwater DEM’s. Further, practical aspects of processing and complexity of both methods are highlighted too.