Quality Assurance Checking Mechanism for Mobile Laser Scanning Data
Transport and road agencies around Australia recognise the significant role mobile LiDAR and imagery can play in managing their assets. To maximise the use of mobile LiDAR, substantial amounts of time are spent assessing the quality of the acquired data and extracting key measurements.
QA4MOBiLE delivers a standard automated tool to quality assure MLS data. It reduces the time spent by automating and bringing together of a set of common checks into one software package. This automation in a simplified QA process increases efficiencies for both the contracting agency and MLS provider.
Contracting agencies can use QA4MOBiLE to perform standard independent compliance and QA testing on MLS data to ensure providers are delivering data that meets the specification before the project is signed off and completed.
MLS providers can also use this tool and supply the standard report produced by the tool to the contracting agency as part of the project delivery – in addition to the standard processing and QA procedures.
Organisations acquiring data usually find errors that lead to significant delays in the use of feature extraction data. An independent checking mechanism on the MLS data upon delivery is important to contracting agencies for risk management and high quality outcomes.
The QA4MOBiLE beta software release is at the final stages of beta testing with the project partners. The version 1.0 of the software will be released soon.
In order to automatically check an MLS delivery against the defined specifications, QA4MOBiLE requires a condensed ‘form’ version of the project specifications from which to automatically extract requirements. This is referred to as the Tender Form and is completed via the online Form Editor by the contracting agency.
To automatically check reported project results against the specifications, QA4MOBiLE also requires a similar condensed ‘form’ version of the final project report. This is referred to as the Report Form and should be completed by the MLS provider using the online Form Editor.
QA4MOBiLE Project Partners