A Graph-Based Approach for 3D Building Model Reconstruction from Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds
Abstract3D building model reconstruction is of great importance for environmental and urban applications. Airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is a very useful data source for acquiring detailed geometric and topological information of building objects. In this study, we employed a graph-based method based on hierarchical structure analysis of building contours derived from LiDAR data to reconstruct urban building models. The proposed approach first uses a graph theory-based localized contour tree method to represent the topological structure of buildings, then separates the buildings into different parts by analyzing their topological relationships, and finally reconstructs the building model by integrating all the individual models established through the bipartite graph matching process. Our approach provides a more complete topological and geometrical description of building contours than existing approaches. We evaluated the proposed method by applying it to the Lujiazui region in Shanghai, China, a complex and large urban scene with various types of buildings. The results revealed that complex buildings could be reconstructed successfully with a mean modeling error of 0.32 m. Our proposed method offers a promising solution for 3D building model reconstruction from airborne LiDAR point clouds. View Full-Text
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Wu, B.; Yu, B.; Wu, Q.; Yao, S.; Zhao, F.; Mao, W.; Wu, J. A Graph-Based Approach for 3D Building Model Reconstruction from Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 92.
Wu B, Yu B, Wu Q, Yao S, Zhao F, Mao W, Wu J. A Graph-Based Approach for 3D Building Model Reconstruction from Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds. Remote Sensing. 2017; 9(1):92.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Bin; Yu, Bailang; Wu, Qiusheng; Yao, Shenjun; Zhao, Feng; Mao, Weiqing; Wu, Jianping. 2017. "A Graph-Based Approach for 3D Building Model Reconstruction from Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds." Remote Sens. 9, no. 1: 92.
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