QSM Papers

This is a collection of various papers either introducing or employing some form of quantitative structure modelling with terrestrial laser scanners. It is in no way a complete and comprehensive list and will continue to evolve as the science evolves.

Akerblom et al. (2012). “Comprehensive quantitative tree models from TLS data.” IGARSS. 6507-6510.

Akerblom et al. (2015). “Analysis of geometric primitives in quantitative structure models of tree stems. Remote Sensing. 7. 4581-4603.

Astrup et al. (2014). “Approaches for estimating stand-level volume using terrestrial laser scanning in a single-scan mode.” Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 44(6). 666-676.

Boudon et al. (2014). “Quantitative assessment of automatic reconstructions of branching systems obtained from laser scanning.” Annals of Botany. 114(4). 853-863.

Burt et al. (2013). “Rapid characterization of forest structure from TLS and 3D modelling.” IGARSS. 3387-3390.

Calders et al. (2015). “Nondestructive estimates of above-ground biomass using terrestrial laser scanning.” Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6(2). 198-200.

Cote et al. (2009). “The structural and radiative consistency of three-dimensional tree reconstructions from terrestrial lidar.” Remote Sensing of Environment. 113(5). 1067-1081.

Hackenberg et al. (2014). “Highly accurate tree models derived from terrestrial laser scan data: A method description.” Forests. 5. 1069-1105.

Kankare et al. (2014). “Estimation of the timber quality of scots pine with terrestrial laser scanning.” Forests. 5(8). 1879-1895.

Kankare et al. (2016). “The effect of TLS point cloud sampling on tree detection and diameter measurement accuracy.” Remote Sensing Letters. 7(5). 495-502.

Kelbe et al. (2013). “Reconstruction of 3D tree stem models from low-cost terrestrial laser scanner data.” SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. 8731.

Li et al. (2016). “Radiometric calibration of a dual-wavelength, full-waveform terrestrial lidar.” Sensors. 16(3). 1-24.

Liang et al. (2012). “Automatic stem mapping using single-scan terrestrial laser scanning.” IGARSS. 50(2). 661-670.

Maas et al. (2008). “Automatic forest inventory parameter determination from terrestrial scanner data.” International Journal of Remote Sensing. 29(5). 1579-1593.

Olofsson K., Holmgren J., & Olsson H. (2014). “Tree stem and height measurements using terrestrial laser scanning and the RANSAC algorithm.” Remote Sensing. 6(5). 5323-4344.

Raumonen et al. (2013). “Fast automatic precision tree models from terrestrial laser scanner data.” Remote Sensing. 5(2). 491-520.

Raumonen et al. (2015). “Massive-scale tree modelling from TLS data.” ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. 2(3). 189-196.

Richardson J., Monika Moskal L., & Bakker J. (2014). “Terrestrial laser scanning for vegetation sampling.” Sensors. 14(11). 20304-20319.

Smith et al. (2014). “Tree root system characterization and volume estimation by terrestrial laser scanning and quantitative structure modeling.” Forests. 5(12). 3274-3294.

Zhou G., Cao S., & Zhou J. (2016). “Planar segmentation using range images from terrestrial laser scanning.” IGARSS. 13(2).