Domenico Sguerso

Domenico Sguerso
Università degli Studi di Genova | UNIGE · Dipartimento di Ingegneria civile, chimica e ambientale (DICCA)

About

62
Publications
9,640
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
242
Citations
Introduction
The present project is going to develop tolls particularly useful to plan and realize UAV surveys and 3D model representation, obtaining the required accuracy with the respect of the safety.

Publications

Publications (62)
Article
Full-text available
In this paper, the state-of-the-art concerning new methodologies for surveying in coastal areas in order to obtain an efficient quantification of submerged and emerged environments is described and evaluated. This work integrates an interdisciplinary approach involving both geomatics and robotics and focuses on definition, implementation, and devel...
Article
Full-text available
The approach in the teaching process is changing, thanks to the increased awareness that a higher students’ involvement leads to a better quality of their learning. The aim is to make the students more participative, avoiding a unidirectional lesson and encouraging their wish to keep updated on the course advancements. However, innovative teaching...
Chapter
The management of emergency scenario is a very complex issue, due to the risk of recurrence of the calamity itself. The present work is intended as a methodological report based on the gained professional and scientific experience of the authors, involved in the survey of several Cultural Heritage buildings hit by the earthquakes that afflicted Cen...
Article
Full-text available
The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver is one of the many sensors embedded in smartphones. The early versions of the Android operating system could only access limited information from the GNSS, allowing the related Application Program Interface (API) to obtain only the location. With the development of the Android 7.0 (Nougat) oper...
Article
Full-text available
The present work is focused on a semantic segmentation strategy implemented in the workflow of the tool MAGO (standing for “Adaptive Mesh for Orthophoto Generation”), considering the contribution of the 3D geometry and the colour information, both deriving from the point cloud of the scene. Moreover, the 2D source imagery, previously used to obtain...
Article
Full-text available
Integrated remote sensing techniques, such as photogrammetry from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), mobile laser scanners (MLS) and multibeam echosounders (MBES), are particularly effective in detecting and measuring coastal and seabed features and their modifications over time (4D analysis) induced by sea storms. In fact, these techniques allow the...
Chapter
In the originally published version of the chapter 5, the name of the author Stefania Viaggio was incorrect. The name has been corrected.
Chapter
The present work aims to illustrate the experience in geomatic dissemination, gained by actively participating and contributing to seminars, lectures and educational workshops, applying both traditional and innovative teaching methods. The main focus is on two educational workshops: one on altitude, its measurement techniques, issues and the evolut...
Chapter
The authors conceived the GNSS for Meteorology (G4M) procedure to remote-sense the Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) content in atmosphere with the aim to detect severe meteorological phenomena. It can be applied over an orographically complex area, exploiting existing networks of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Permanent Stations (PSs) and...
Chapter
Full-text available
The authors refer in this paper some of the analyses already done and the planned activities in developing the AD-VITAM Project (InterReg V-A France – Italy – E.U. ALCOTRA), which aims to assess the most suitable techniques to obtain a reliable forecasting of rain-induced landslides, in order to enhance the territorial resilience when subject to su...
Article
Full-text available
Geomorphological survey and mapping of the emerged and submerged coastal areas, particularly addressed to evaluate sea cliff instability within the assessment of coastal hazard and risk mitigation measures, require high resolution and georeferenced spatial data. Remote sensing techniques fully satisfy these needs and allow to obtain all information...
Conference Paper
The global increase in seawater temperature is causing irreparable damages to coral reefs all over the world. Frequency of coral bleaching episodes and mass mortality is increasing and coral reefs have not enough time to recover after these impacts. The present study concerns this phenomenon in the context of the Maldives. In this scenario, monitor...
Conference Paper
The potentialities of an integrated 3D remote sensing survey with the most diffuse techniques, i.e. photogrammetry from UAV, laser scanner and multibeam from survey boat, are enhanced. Such techniques are useful both to verify the state of conservation of maritime infrastructures from a structural point of view and to highlight the phenomena of ero...
Article
Full-text available
In emergency and critical scenarios, the UAV could play a key role in accessing unreachable sites in a safe and rapid way, guaranteeing at the same time the necessary accuracy and precision of the survey. In this context, UAV survey campaigns have been performed by the authors in Norcia (Italy), hit by tragic seismic events in August and October 20...
Article
Full-text available
Orthophotos are one of the most common and typical products of a photogrammetric post-processing and, since the diffusion of specific software, their generation and usage have become even more widespread. In spite of it, some issues remain on the accuracy of orthophoto reconstruction, which is often downgraded by the introduction of meshes and Digi...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
La conoscenza dell'ambiente che ci circonda, comprensivo di territorio e costruito, è di fondamentale importanza per assicurarne una migliore fruizione da parte della collettività, attraverso analisi urbanistiche e territoriali, pianificazione e realizzazione di interventi di messa in sicurezza del territorio, di consolidamento o di restauro dei be...
Preprint
Full-text available
DataBases (DB) are a widespread source of data, useful for many applications in different scientific fields. The present contribution describes an automatic procedure to access, download and store open access data from different sources, to be processed in a GIS environment. In particular, it refers to the specific need of the authors to manage bot...
Preprint
Full-text available
DataBases (DB) are a widespread source of data, useful for many applications in different scientific fields. The present contribution describes an automatic procedure to access, download and store open access data from different sources, to be processed in a GIS environment. In particular, it refers to the specific need of the authors to manage bot...
Article
Full-text available
The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is widely used in the photogrammetric surveys both of structures and of small areas. Geomatics focuses the attention on the metric quality of the final products of the survey, creating several 3D modelling applications from UAS images. As widely known, the quality of results derives from the quality of images acquis...
Article
Full-text available
The conservation of Cultural Heritage depends on the availability of means and resources and, consequently, on the possibility to make effective operations of data acquisition. In facts, on the one hand the creation of data repositories allows the description of the present state-of-art, in order to preserve the testimonial value and to permit the...
Article
Full-text available
An optimized planning and realization of the survey, coupled with well thought-out processing, allows obtaining good quality results, while guaranteeing a reasonable use of resources and time. It represents a benefit for both operators and end-users. The former can save time and acquire smaller datasets to process, while the latter can invest their...
Article
Full-text available
This study presents an innovative procedure to monitor the precipitable water vapor (PWV) content of a wide and orographically complex area with low-density networks. The procedure, termed G4M (global navigation satellite system, GNSS, for Meteorology), has been developed in a geographic information system (GIS) environment using the free and open...
Article
Full-text available
Innovative researches developed by the Authors are described in order to demonstrate the usefulness of GIS (Geographic Information System) in support of geotechnical analysis, with particular reference to risk zoning and mitigation and to the monitoring of slopes. A multivariate statistical procedure for the estimation of landslide susceptibility,...
Article
Full-text available
A useful contribution to atmosphere monitoring may be provided by the analysis of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) signals. The authors have identified a procedure to monitor in space and time the Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) content on regionally extended and orographically complex area. The starting point of the procedure is the local...
Article
Full-text available
While the theory and implementation of geographic information systems (GIS) have a history of more than 50 years, the development of dedicated educational tools and applications in this field is more recent. This paper presents a free and open source software (FOSS) approach for education in the geospatial disciplines, which has been used over the...
Conference Paper
The use of Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS) is quite common for architectural surveys, however it requires to arrange special targets on the scanned object and to acquire several overlapping scans, which have to be aligned and edited externally. Recently, Leica released on the market a new kind of instrument, known as MultiStation (MS). It includes...
Article
Full-text available
The task of conservation and management of cultural heritage is quite central in Italy, which lists a high number of beautiful architectures. A quick and precise survey may be requested in case of calamity. In the present paper, the most commonly used survey techniques are discussed, focusing on their applications for the conservation of the artist...
Poster
Full-text available
An innovative environmental monitoring system - Smart Rainfall System (SRS) - that estimates rainfall in real-time by means of the analysis of the attenuation of satellite signals (DVB-S in the microwave Ku band) is presented. Such a system consists in a set of peripheral microwave sensors placed on the field of interest, and connected to a central...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Tra le opere di difesa portuale, rivestono particolare importanza le " dighe a gettata " , strutture realizzate con massi, con geometria tale da dissipare il più possibile l'energia residua delle onde e limitare il fenomeno di tracimazione. Dato l'importante ruolo di protezione dell'area portuale, è fondamentale monitorarne lo stato di conservazion...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Come noto, l'analisi del segnale GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) può fornire un utile contributo al monitoraggio atmosferico e all'interpretazione di eventi meteorici intensi, sia a posteriori sia in near real-time. Gli autori hanno ideato una procedura per la realizzazione di mappe di vapore acqueo potenzialmente precipitabile (Precipita...
Article
Full-text available
Among the different techniques for atmosphere monitoring, the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) can provide an innovative contribution (Bevis et al.,1992; Crespi et al., 2004; Sguerso et al., 2013, 2015). The Laboratory of Geomatics, Geodesy and GIS of the University of Genoa has identified a GIS procedure and a simplified physical model to...
Preprint
Full-text available
Among the different techniques for atmosphere monitoring, the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) can provide an innovative contribution (Bevis et al.,1992; Crespi et al., 2004; Sguerso et al., 2013, 2015). The Laboratory of Geomatics, Geodesy and GIS of the University of Genoa has identified a GIS procedure and a simplified physical model to...
Article
Full-text available
Among the different techniques for atmosphere monitoring, the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) can provide an innovative contribution (Bevis et al., 1992; Crespi et al., 2004; Sguerso et al., 2013, 2015). The Laboratory of Geomatics, Geodesy and GIS of the University of Genoa has identified a GIS procedure and a simplified physical model t...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Il presente lavoro tratta il monitoraggio altimetrico di elevata precisione a supporto del collaudo statico di un ponte in acciaio sottoposto a differenti condizioni di carico. I criteri adottati per il disegno della rete altimetrica, la relativa campagna di misure e la fase di elaborazione vengono qui analizzate per la stima degli spostamenti vert...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
The present work aims to illustrate the potentiality of the GRASS command r.inund.fluv, developed in the Laboratory of Geomatics of DICCA, in the evaluation of potentially flooded areas by means of its application to the terminal reach of Magra River in Italy. Such application underlined the need of a code improvement, in order to better manage the...
Article
Global Positioning System (GPS) data from 181 permanent stations extracted from different networks covering France and the Italian part of the Alps are used to estimate a homogeneous set of tropospheric parameters over 14 years (from January 1998 to May 2012). The tropospheric Zenith Total Delay (ZTD) quantified in the GPS data analysis is closely...
Patent
Full-text available
The present invention relates to an environmental monitoring system comprising a central system and a plurality of remote measuring units operatively connected to the central system. Each remote measuring unit comprises a receiver intended to receive a radio signal transmitted from a satellite and to measure the power of an electric signal generate...
Article
Full-text available
GPS data from 181 permanent stations extracted from different networks covering France and the Italian part of the Alps are used to estimate a homogeneous set of tropospheric parameters over 14 years (from January 1998 to May 2012). The tropospheric zenith delay (ZTD) quantified in the GPS data analysis is closely related to the value of integrated...
Chapter
GNSS networks for real time compute differential corrections using undifferenced equations to model observations biases. Actually there are a lot of NRTK service on the mainland, but it is very difficult to have a similar service offshore. The main goal of the present work is to analyse the possibility to insert in the network design that it could...
Article
Full-text available
The spread presence of GNSS Permanent Station Networks makes satellite surveys simpler, quicker and cheaper, and the achievement of high precisions easier. However, the result of a GNSS campaign benefits from an accurate planning, especially in presence of natural or artificial obstructions that make satellite observations difficult. Most of the GN...
Article
Full-text available
The main goal of several researches is monitoring the territory, with different survey techniques and analysis methods. Many survey methodologies may be applied to study 3Dimensional variation; generally the choice depends on the application for which the survey is asked, the size of the area, the accuracy and so on. A typical application is braid...
Article
Full-text available
In the present paper we provide an overview of a long term research project aimed at setting up a suitable platform for measurements in the atmospheric boundary layer on a light airplane along with some preliminary results obtained from fi eld campaigns at selected sites. Measurements of air pressure, temperature and relative humidity have been per...
Article
Full-text available
The application of GIS has become fundamental in environmental studies since it allows the integration of heterogeneous data. Several applications of the GRASS GIS where the use of different data types leads to the realization of environmental models are presented. The GRASS GIS has been used to develop and test forest fire risk models combining se...
Article
this paper would like point out the main relations with data-set and that the external inputs necessary for a correct planimetry and altimetry data management. Some issues related to the points positioning in a three dimensional space are also presented. The information needed to completely describe the position of a point in the space depend on th...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
In the higher part of many Italian alpine regions the population is rapidly decreasing. This fact directly influences landscape and forest management criteria. In particular, large pastures and agricultured areas are being covered by trees or bushes, which change the landscape. This is a well known trend but it is very difficult to evaluate the ext...
Article
The paper describes some of the researches developed by the authors since 1989, about a software system designed for photogrammetric positioning and for generation of a Digital Height Model by automatic image matching. The general concepts of the system, the structure of the software and some results are described and discussed.
Article
The last estimate of the Italian quasigeoid, ITALGEO95, has been accomplished during the first half of 1995. This new computation has been based on a revised data set of gravity covering the area 36° ≤ φ ≤ 47°, 6° ≤ λ ≤ 19° and an implemented DTM, having a grid mesh of nearly 250 m. This quasigeoid has been tested with GPS/leveling measurements whi...
Chapter
The comparison of different (linear) models, representing different geodetic/geophysic hypotheses, on the light of observational data leads to a testing procedure based on residuals between data and manifolds in general different positions. This topic has already been mentioned in statistical literature as comparison of non-nested linear models. Th...
Article
A combined seismic and gravimetric interpretation in the Northern Apennines area (Italy) is presented. To the knowledge of the authors, this is one of the few attempts to apply tomographic methodology to a seismic refraction profile. This procedure, together with the classical interpretation for defining lower reflectors, led to the formulation of...
Article
Full-text available
The project ITALGEO ’90 is now approaching its conclusion with the production of a national gravimetric geoid for Italy. This result, which is now next to be completely achieved, involved the work of several persons for several years starting from the first attempt in 1980 until the present stage of production of the final files and plots.
Article
Full-text available
Sommario Lo tsunami è un treno d'onde generato in un corpo d'acqua in seguito ad un disturbo improvviso che può derivare principalmente da un forte terremoto, una grande frana, o un'improvvisa attività vulcanica. Le altezze d'onda, irrilevanti al largo, crescono rapidamente quando lo tsunami raggiunge le zone costiere, causando locali e rapidi inna...

Network

Cited By