AutoProbaDTM Project

Automated Probabilistic Digital Terrain Model generation from raw LiDAR data
DEM generation, full waveform LiDAR, Bayesian inference, uncertainty, automated mapping

Area: Engineering / Data processing methodology
Funding: FCT - PTDC/EIA-CCO/102669/2008, FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-010039  (April 1, 2010 - October 31, 2012)

Status: officially closed in Nov 2012, but the research efforts still continue (A. Jalobeanu, G. Gonçalves)...
Follow-up: A. Jalobeanu started a LiDAR consulting & software company: BayesMap Solutions, LLC

Initial Research Units:
Centro de Geofísica de Évora (CGE) / Universidade de Évora (UE) - official host institution
Centro de Investigação em Ciências Geo-Espaciais de Porto (CICGP)
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores de Coimbra (INESCC)
       

Team members

  • Cristina Gama, CGE, University of Évora
  • David Berry, Physics department, University of Évora
  • Luís Miguel Rato, Computer Science department, University of Évora
  • Gil Gonçalves, INESC, University of Coimbra
  • Jorge Santos, INESC, University of Coimbra and CRA, Belém (Brasil)
  • José Gonçalves, CICG, University of Porto
  • Sérgio Madeira, CICG, University of Porto
  • Hélder Almeida, University of Porto (project intern)
  • Paulo Silva, University of Porto (project intern)
  • Filipe Vieira, University of Évora (project intern)
  • Daniela Silva (project intern)