Mapping and geomorphometric analysis of 3-D cave surfaces: a case study of the Domica Cave, Slovakia

TitleMapping and geomorphometric analysis of 3-D cave surfaces: a case study of the Domica Cave, Slovakia
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGallay, Michal, Ján Kaňuk, Jaroslav Hofierka, Zdenko Hochmuth, and John Meneely
Secondary AuthorsJasiewicz, Jaroslaw, Zbigniew Zwoliński, Helena Mitasova, and Tomislav Hengl
Book TitleGeomorphometry for Geosciences
Pagination69 - 73
PublisherBogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation
CityPoznań, Poland
ISBN Number978-83-7986-059-3
Abstract

Recent development in the laser scanning technology has provided new tools and methods for a very accurate and cost- effective way of mapping complex volumetric landscape features such as caves. In the presented case study, we use the laser scanning point cloud data representing over 1,500 meters of the Domica Cave in Slovakia to demonstrate the methodology of reconstructing the 3D digital cave surface at a high-level of detail. The digital 3D model was generated for a particular section of the cave. The model was used to analyze mean curvature of the cave surface at multiple levels of scale. The approach was performed in open-source software.

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