Universal Journal of Geoscience Vol. 4(4), pp. 81 - 88
DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040401
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The Use of Laser Scanner in Caves, Encountered Problems and Solution Suggestion


Murat Yakar 1,*, Ali Ulvi 2, Ahmed Suat Toprak 3
1 The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Topographical Engineering, Selcuk University, Turkey
2 The Vocational School of Hadim, Selcuk University, Turkey
3 KOP Region of Development Administration, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Cavity extending into a hillside or rock is named as a cave. If the caves occur during hardening of rocks, they are called as the first group cave. Volcanic caves, lava tubes, lava caves, coral caves are this kind of caves. If the caves occur as a result of mechanical and chemical erosion of the rocks, they are called as the second group cave. Turkey has many caves due to the nature of different land. Many of them are unknown, even if a small part of them are known, the information cannot be taken from them adequately. Some undesirable effects can occur such as slowing down in the formation and development of caves, algae formation because the caves are vulnerable to the human impact. Therefore, in touristy caves, it is necessary to employ many engineering applications to protect the caves and visitors. Maps with high details are needed for these applications. The methods used to produce maps of the cave vary according to the structure of the cave. However, together with today's changing and evolving technology, used tools and equipment in the cave mapping vary as well. The aim of this study was to measure the availability of terrestrial laser scanners in removing the three-dimensional model of the caves and to provide solutions to the problems encountered. It is understood that the terrestrial laser scanners are usable for the cave mapping and method that allows the users to obtain accurate and detailed information for the objects that are scanned in a little while at the end of the study.

KEYWORDS
Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Point Cloud, 3D Model, Cave

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[1] Murat Yakar , Ali Ulvi , Ahmed Suat Toprak , "The Use of Laser Scanner in Caves, Encountered Problems and Solution Suggestion," Universal Journal of Geoscience, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 81 - 88, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040401.

(b). APA Format:
Murat Yakar , Ali Ulvi , Ahmed Suat Toprak (2016). The Use of Laser Scanner in Caves, Encountered Problems and Solution Suggestion. Universal Journal of Geoscience, 4(4), 81 - 88. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040401.