Special Issue "3D Indoor Mapping and Modelling"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: point cloud processing; 3D digital modelling; spatial analysis
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Interests: 3D indoor navigation; spatial analysis on BIM and GIS; 3D modelling; computational geometry
Interests: LiDAR processing; laser scanning; indoor modelling; indoor 3D reconstruction; cartography; SLAM; indoor navigation
In the last few years, there has been intense research activity towards the mapping and automated modelling of indoor environments. Updated and detailed indoor models are being increasingly demanded for a variety of applications, such as building management, indoor navigation, location-based services, and emergency responses. However, existing interior models are often not up-to-date, and consequently, they do not represent the as-is condition of the scene.
LiDAR scanning and photogrammetry have been revealed to be suitable techniques to collect data at a large scale, especially when dealing with portable and mobile acquisition systems. Nevertheless, point clouds, which constitute massive and unstructured data, need to be efficiently processed in a way that useful information for the applications they intend to serve is extracted. The complexity of indoor geometry, typically cluttered with people and furniture, necessitates (i) the further development of technologies for collecting high quality indoor data, especially in terms of completeness; (ii) the development of processing methods, efficient in time and cost, towards the automated modelling and interpretation of building indoors; and (iii) the improvement of unified storage and exchange possibilities of reconstructed 3D models, through the use of known BIM and GIS open standards (e.g. IFC, CityGML, IndoorGML, LADM).
This Special Issue aims at collecting new technologies, data collections and processing methodologies, and successful applications of indoor mapping and modelling. We welcome submissions which cover but are not limited to:
- New sensing technologies for indoor mapping;
- Geometric evaluation of indoor mapping systems;
- Indoor data structures and models;
- Scan-vs-BIM and building change detection;
- Automated data analysis of 3D data (segmentation, classification, etc.);
- Indoor reconstruction;
- Scan-to-BIM standards (e.g., IFC);
- Scan-to-GIS standards (e.g., CityGML, IndoorGML, LADM);
- Multidimensional indoor representations (4D, 5D, etc.);
- Indoor/outdoor seamless modelling and navigation;
- Visualisation and simulation.
But GPS-denied indoors such as caves and tunnels are not in the scope of this issue.
Dr. Lucía Díaz-Vilariño
Dr. Abdoulaye Abou Diakité
Mr. Shayan Nikoohemat
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- point cloud processing
- 3D indoor modelling
- indoor localisation and mapping
- spatial analysis