Vegetation monitoring, Single Tree Detetction, Tree Classification


PhD theses


  • Polewski P (2017-12-06) Reconstruction of standing and fallen single dead trees in forested areas from LiDAR data and aerial imagery. Dissertation. Technische Universität München (TUM), Ingenieurfakultät Bau Geo Umwelt, Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (Prof. Stilla).
    [Dissertation]
  • Reitberger J (2010-05-11) 3D-Segmentierung von Einzelbäumen und Baumartenklassifikation aus Daten flugzeuggetragener Full Waveform Laserscanner. Dissertation. Technische Universität München (TUM), Fakultät für Bauingenieur- und Vermessungswesen, Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung (Prof. Stilla).
    [Dissertation]

Optical, visible, NIR, airborne, aircraft


  • Polewski P, Yao W, Heurich M, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2015) Detection of single standing dead trees from aerial color infrared imagery by segmentation with shape and intensity priors. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, II-3/W4: 181-188
    [doi:10.5194/isprsannals-II-3-W4-181-2015]

LASER, LiDAR, Full Waveform (FWF), airborne, aircraft


  • Polewski P, Yao W, Heurich M, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2017) Learning a constrained conditional random field for enhanced segmentation of fallen trees in ALS point clouds. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
    [doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2017.04.001]
  • Polewski P, Yao W, Heurich M, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2017) A voting-based statistical cylinder detection framework applied to fallen tree mapping in terrestrial laser scanning point clouds. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 129: 118-130
    [doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2017.04.023]
  • Polewski P, Erickson A, Yao W, Coops N, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2016) Object-based coregistration of terrestrial photogrammetric and ALS point clouds in forested areas. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, III-3: 347-354
    [doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-III-3-347-2016][Paper]
  • Polewski P, Yao W, Heurich M, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2016) Combining active and semisupervised learning of remote sensing data within a Renyi entropy regularization framework. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(7): 2910-2922
    [doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2510867]
  • Polewski P, Yao W, Heurich M, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2015) Detection of fallen trees in ALS point clouds using a Normalized Cut approach trained by simulation. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 105: 252–271
    [doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.01.010]
  • Polewski P, Yao W, Heurich M, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2015) Active learning approach to detecting standing dead trees from ALS point clouds fused with aerial infrared imagery. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW 2015), 10-18
    [doi:10.1109/CVPRW.2015.7301378]
  • Polewski P, Yao W, Krystek P, Heurich M, Stilla U (2014) Detection of fallen trees in ALS point clouds of a temperate forest by combining point/primitive-level shape descriptors. In: Seyfert H (Hrsg) 34. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der DGPF, 23
    [Paper]
  • Polewski P, Yao W, Heurich M, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2014) Detection of fallen trees in ALS point clouds by learning the Normalized Cut similarity function from simulated samples. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, II-3: 111-118
    [doi:10.5194/isprsannals-II-3-111-2014][Paper]
  • Wei Y, Yao W, Wu J, Schmitt M, Stilla U (2012) AdaBoost-based feature relevance assessment in fusing airborne LiDAR and image data for classification of trees and vehicles in urban scenes. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, I-7: 323-328
    [Paper]
  • Reitberger J, Schnoerr Cl, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2009) 3D segmentation of single trees exploiting full waveform LIDAR data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 64(6): 561-574
    [doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2009.04.002]
  • Reitberger J, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2009) Benefit of airborne full waveform LiDAR for 3d segmentation and classification of single trees. ASPRS 2009 Annual Conference (on CD-ROM)
    [Paper]
  • Reitberger J, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2009) First/Last Pulse und Full Waveform Laserscanning zur 3D Kartierung von Wäldern. In: 29. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der DGPF. Tagungsband 18
    [Paper]
  • Stilla U, Jutzi B, Reitberger J, Yao W, Krzystek P (2009) Full Waveform Laserscanning - Auswertemethoden und Anwendungen. Terrestrisches Laserscanning (TLS2009), Schriftenreihe des DVW, Band 60: 49-67 (eingeladener Beitrag)
    [Paper]
  • Reitberger J, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2008) Analysis of full waveform LIDAR data for the classification of deciduous and coniferous trees. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(5): 1407-1431
    [doi:10.1080/01431160701736448]
  • Reitberger J, Schnoerr C, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2008) 3D segmentation of full waveform LiDAR data for single tree detection using normalized cut. XXI ISPRS Congress, Proceedings. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Geoinformation Sciences, Vol 37(B3A):77-84
    [Paper]
  • Reitberger J, Schnoerr C, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2008) Towards 3D mapping of forests: A comparative study with first/last pulse and full waveform LiDAR data. XXI ISPRS Congress, Proceedings. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Geoinformation Sciences, Vol 37(B8):1397-1404
    [Paper]
  • Reitberger J, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2008) 3D segmentation and classification of single trees with full waveform lidar data. SilviLaser 2008.
    [Paper]
  • Reitberger J, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2007) Combined tree segmentation and stem detection using full waveform lidar data. Laser Scanning 2007. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences, 36 (3/W52): 332-337
    [Paper]
  • Reitberger J, Heurich M, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2007) Stem detection of single trees in forest areas with high-density LiDAR data. In: Stilla U, Meyer H, Rottensteiner F, Heipke C, Hinz S (eds) PIA07 Photogrammetric Image Analysis 2007. International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Vol 36(3/W49B): 139-144
    [Paper]
  • Reitberger J, Krzystek P, Stilla U (2006) Analysis of full waveform LIDAR data for tree species classification. Symposium of ISPRS Commission III: Photogrammetric Computer Vision (PCV06). International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences, 36(3): 228-233
    [Paper]

RADAR, SAR, airborne, aircraft


  • Magnard C, Morsdorf F, Small D, Stilla U, Schaepman ME, Meier E (2016) Single tree identification using airborne multibaseline SAR interferometry data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186: 567-580
    [doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.09.018]
  • Maksymiuk O,, Schmitt M, Stilla U (2014) Single tree detection in millimeterwave SAR data by morphological attribute filters. In: Seyfert H (Hrsg) 34. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der DGPF, 23
    [Paper]
  • Stilla U, Schmitt M, Maksymiuk O, Auer S (2014) Towards the recognition of individual trees in decimeter-resolution airborne millimeterwave SAR. 8th IAPR Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing (PRRS), 1-4
    [doi:10.1109/PRRS.2014.6914287]
  • Schmitt M, Brueck A, Schoenberger J, Stilla U (2013) Potential of airborne single-pass millimeterwave InSAR data for individual tree recognition. In: Seyfert H (Hrsg) 33. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der DGPF, 22: 426-436
    [Paper]

  • PIA19

    Photogrammetric Image Analysis 18.-20. September 2019 an der TUM
  • MRSS19

    Munich Remote Sensing Symposium 18.-20. September 2019 an der TUM
  • DGPF 2019

    DGPF-Jahrestagung 20.-22. Februar 2019 in Wien