3D city modeling from street-level data for augmented reality applications

Timo Pylvänäinen, Jérôme Berclaz, Thommen Korah, Varsha Hedau, Mridul Aanjaneya, Radek Grzeszczuk

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Abstract

We present a method for automatically creating compact and accurate 3D city models needed for enhanced Augmented Reality applications. The input data are panorama images and LIDAR scans collected at street level and positioned using an IMU and a GPS. Our method corrects for the GPS error and the IMU drift to produce a globally consistent and well registered dataset for the whole city. We use structure from motion and skyline detection to complement the limited range of LIDAR data. Additionally, we propose a novel reconstruction technique that exploits architectural properties of urban environments to create an accurate 3D city model from incomplete data. Our method is able to process an entire city, or several terabytes of data, in a matter of days. We show that our reconstruction achieves higher accuracy than a commercial solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd Joint 3DIM/3DPVT Conference
Subtitle of host publication3D Imaging, Modeling, Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DIMPVT 2012
Pages238-245
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Joint 3DIM/3DPVT Conference: 3D Imaging, Modeling, Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DIMPVT 2012 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Oct 13 2012Oct 15 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd Joint 3DIM/3DPVT Conference: 3D Imaging, Modeling, Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DIMPVT 2012

Other

Other2nd Joint 3DIM/3DPVT Conference: 3D Imaging, Modeling, Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 3DIMPVT 2012
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period10/13/1210/15/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Modeling and Simulation

Keywords

  • 3D city
  • 3D modeling
  • Augmented Reality
  • LIDAR
  • Large Scale
  • Registration
  • Street Level

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