“Automated reconstruction of building facades for virtual walk-thrus” by Frueh and Zakhor

  • ©Christian Frueh and Avideh Zakhor




    Automated reconstruction of building facades for virtual walk-thrus



    In this paper, we present a fast, automated approach to generating a highly detailed, textured 3D building facade model. This model is acquired at the ground level by driving a vehicle equipped with laser scanners and a digital camera under normal traffic conditions on public roads, and then processed offline. We evaluate our approach on a large data set acquired in downtown Berkeley.


    1. FRUEH, C., AND ZAKHOR, A. 2001(a). Fast 3D model generation in urban environments. In Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems, Baden-Baden, Germany, p. 165–170
    2. FRUEH, C., AND ZAKHOR, A. 2001(b). 3D model generation of cities using aerial photographs and ground level laser scans. In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Hawaii, USA, p. II-31-8, vol. 2.2
    3. FRUEH, C., AND ZAKHOR, A. 2002. Data Processing Algorithms for Generating Textured 3D Building Facade Meshes From Laser Scans and Camera Images. In 3D Processing, Visualization and Transmission 2002, Padua, Italy, p. 834–847

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