Global Mapper v24.0

Rough and Bumpy DTM for vegetated/forest area

Hi, 

I have lidar data (UAV-Lidar) for an area consist of roads, buildings, and ground covered by shrub and trees. I did the auto-ground classification and then continue with creating DTM. However, the terrain model for area that covered by shrub/trees  looks too rough and bumpy, as in the picture. I've tried and error here and there like reclassify the ground using different parameter, reduce/increased the bins size etc. but nothing seems to work. I've also tried using the painting tools but smoothing them just doesn't seems right to me (the resolution for that area looks bad) and the bumpy is still there.

Anyone have an experience like this? or any suggestion on how to get smooth and clean terrain surface for area covered by trees/vegetation...


Thank you.

Answers

  • Ditto on this problem

  • Hello,

    I have the same problem. My workflow is to reclassify the vegetated area with the path profile tool. But that is very time consuming and not a very good solution. I do this because I cannot figure out another workflow...

  • bmg_mike
    bmg_mike Global Mapper Guru Moderator, Trusted User

    When you created the DTM, did you use the 'Filter Lidar' button on the dialog to restrict the gridding to only the ground points? If not, you would just be doing a 'Bin Minimum' grid on all Lidar return types. You would likely need to use a larger gap fill to fill in holes if there aren't many ground points being found under the low vegetation.

    Thanks,

    Mike

    Global Mapper Guru

  • cant speak for OP but at least for me, yes i turned off everything but ground, then ran the DTM for ground

  • bmg_mike
    bmg_mike Global Mapper Guru Moderator, Trusted User

    It must be that the rough low vegetation was being recognized as ground as well, or at least some points inside that vegetation.

    Our new Lidar Spectral Partioning tool can often do a better job at finding ground points in some complex situations like this. For example, the tool has been run on the data set below and assigned different clusters of points to a unique segment ID. As you can see, all of the ground points are in a single segment. You can then use the Select by Segment ID option and select all of the ground segment at once and assign them to the ground type.

    We plan on updating our ground auto-classification tool in the future to allow using this more advanced (but slower) method of identifying ground points. Our building and high vegetation automatic classification can already make use of this method or the older gridded method.

    Thanks,

    Mike

    Global Mapper Guru

  • Hello Mike,

    yes, i always disable all other classes. With which settings have you run the segmentation tool at your example image?


    Greetings schsan

  • bmg_mike
    bmg_mike Global Mapper Guru Moderator, Trusted User

    I don't have the exact settings used for that display, but something like below gives me 2 large segments for all of the ground points. Those 2 segments could easily be selected and re-classified:


    Thanks,

    Mike

    Global Mapper Guru

  • I have the same problem. My workflow is to reclassify the vegetated area with the path profile tool. get-mobdro.com

  • White box tools has some great functions for this, and a standalone gui. Look for "remove vegetation residuals".

    https://www.whiteboxgeo.com/manual/wbt_book/available_tools/lidar_tools.html

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