Daan van der Heide

PhD candidate

I am a PhD candidate working for both TU Delft and the Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure) on the Integral Height System of the Netherlands (IHN). My research focuses on merging open data point clouds collected in the Netherlands, to build an accurate representation of the country, similar to the National Elevation Dataset of the USGS. The subjects include investigating the effects of merging, co-registration, mutation detection, and maintaining elevation datasets.

At the Rijkswaterstaat I work in the Central Information Department. Here I examine geodata collected by current infrastructure projects, before updating chart systems such as the DTB and BGT. As my department is undergoing the data transition, I am responsible for automating and innovating processes using point clouds and remote sensing datasets through the use of FME, Python, and Google Earth Engine.

Room BG.West.550
Building 8 (BK City)
Delft University of Technology
Julianalaan 134
Delft 2628BL
the Netherlands
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