Building City "Avatar" through Laser Scanning

Séminaire mensuel du LIRIS par Baoquan CHEN, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences

From 29/06/2012 at 10:30 to 12:00. Amphi Claude Chappe, INSA de Lyon
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Digital Earth platforms such as Google Earth and Microsoft Bing Maps have seen explosive growth in applications by governments, industry, and end users. This has thus provided impetus for more efficient and capable tools to push 3D representation and simulation of urban environments to a finer level than it is today. In this work we introduce our effort on acquiring, modeling, and visualizing large and detailed urban environments, facilitating generation of a "live" digital city environment. Specifically we introduce a set of methods for reconstructing buildings and trees based on laser-scanned 3D point clouds that are often sparse, incomplete and noisy.