Three Dimensional Mapping Of Shipping Containers Depot Using Unmmaned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Afiq Abdullah, Jasmee Jaafar, Khairul Nizam Tahar, Wan Mazlina Wan Mohamed


Managing and planning depot area consisting of shipping containers are of high interest in transport and logistics. The role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in fast mapping for a shipping containers depot is demonstrated. The technique comprises of UAV fitted with high resolution digital camera to capture aerial images covering the depot area. The aerial images are captured in series with calculated overlaps for the construction of 3D models and orthophoto by utilizing the photogrammetric techniques. Orthophoto is an aerial photograph or image geometrically corrected such that the scale is uniform and depicts a map. Information such as the 3D models and orthophoto will be of high value towards managing and planning of depot area. Apart from the 3D model and orthophoto constructed, an automated counting of the shipping containers for the depot area based on the 3D models constructed will also be demonstrated. Constructed 3D models, orthophoto and the automatic approached in counting shipping containers for a selected study depot area will be shown and discussed.


Shipping container depot development; UAV; ArcGIS; Photogrammetry; 3D mapping

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