Large Scale Urban Scene Modeling from MVS Meshes

Lingjie Zhu, Shuhan Shen, Xiang Gao, Zhanyi Hu; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 614-629


In this paper we present an effcient modeling framework for large scale urban scenes. Taking surface meshes derived from multi- view-stereo systems as input, our algorithm outputs simplied models with semantics at different levels of detail (LODs). Our key observation is that urban building is usually composed of planar roof tops connected with vertical walls. There are two major steps in our framework: segmentation and building modeling. The scene is first segmented into four classes with a Markov random field combining height and image features. In the following modeling step, various 2D line segments sketching the roof boundaries are detected and slice the plane into faces. Through assigning each face with a roof plane, the final model is constructed by extruding the faces to the corresponding planes. By combining geometric and appearance cues together, the proposed method is robust and fast compared to the state-of-the-art algorithms.

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author = {Zhu, Lingjie and Shen, Shuhan and Gao, Xiang and Hu, Zhanyi},
title = {Large Scale Urban Scene Modeling from MVS Meshes},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}