This website has been created to give an overview of a thesis topic written for the honours year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying & Spatial Information Systems) degree at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
The site contains the abstract, introduction, a summary of results, and the conclusion of the thesis. It also has a list of the resources cited in the report and contains the details to contact for further information regarding this thesis and the school of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems.
ALS, Airborn Laser Scanning, Classification, Energy production, Lidar, Potential, Rainwater, Solar, Storm water, Water harvesting, Water recycling
In this paper the accuracy of airborne laser scanning is assessed in conjunction with commercial software, so that the data from large scale lidar surveys of three New South Wales towns and the University of New South Wales can be processed. The buildings in each of these surveyed areas will be extracted using the lidar point data to provide an accurate measurement of the total area of roofing within each region. The accurate area measurements will be used in conjunction with simple modelling equations to calculate the amount of rainfall run-off which could be collected and solar energy that could be produced, during an average year. The final results show the potential savings that could be produced each year if these towns and the university campus became more water and energy conscious.