3D shoreline extraction using orthophoto and LiDAR data

Bulent Bayram, Nusret Demir, Mustafa Ogurlu, Hatice Catal Reis, Dursun Zafer Seker

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Shorelines are complex ecosystems and vital socio-economic environments. They may change rapidly due to both natural and human-induced effects. Determination of movements along the shoreline and monitoring of the changes are indispensable for many purposes such as coastline management, agriculture, decision support systems etc. Thus, rapid, up-to-date and accurate information are required to monitor the shorelines. In this study, the Kestel Dam Lake has been selected for evaluation and testing of the methods which will be used for the research project, about shoreline extraction with use of UAV-Based LIDAR data in the region of Terkos-Istanbul, which supported by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) with project nr. 115-718. Kestel Dam is located on the river of Kestel that is constructed for the irrigation purposes, built between 1983 and 1988. Irrigation capacity of dam is about 4077 ha of agricultural areas. The used dataset is LIDAR data which is provided by HGK (Turkish General Command of Mapping). In this study, two different methods are applied with use of LIDAR data, acquired in 2013. One method is mean-shift segmentation and the other is Particle Swarm Optimization Analysis (PSO). The results are both compared with manually created reference vector dataset which is created using orthoimage dataset. The results shows that the developed methods have potential to give success in the research project which will be performed in the region of Terkos which is the study area of the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2016
PublisherAsian Association on Remote Sensing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510834613
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2016 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016

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Name37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2016


Conference37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2016
Country/TerritorySri Lanka


  • Dune
  • Fresh water reservoir
  • Point clouds
  • Shoreline


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