A survey of urban reconstruction

P. Musialski, P. Wonka, D. G. Aliaga, M. Wimmer, L. Van Gool, W. Purgathofer

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Abstract

This paper provides a comprehensive overview of urban reconstruction. While there exists a considerable body of literature, this topic is still under active research. The work reviewed in this survey stems from the following three research communities: computer graphics, computer vision and photogrammetry and remote sensing. Our goal is to provide a survey that will help researchers to better position their own work in the context of existing solutions, and to help newcomers and practitioners in computer graphics to quickly gain an overview of this vast field. Further, we would like to bring the mentioned research communities to even more interdisciplinary work, since the reconstruction problem itself is by far not solved. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of urban reconstruction. While there exists a considerable body of literature, this topic is still under active research. The work reviewed in this survey stems from the following three research communities: computer graphics, computer vision and photogrammetry and remote sensing. Our goal is to provide a survey that will help researchers to better position their own work in the context of existing solutions, and to help newcomers and practitioners in computer graphics to quickly gain an overview of this vast field. Further, we would like to bring the mentioned research communities to even more interdisciplinary work, since the reconstruction problem itself is by far not solved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-177
Number of pages32
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • city modelling
  • city reconstruction
  • facade modelling
  • image-based modelling
  • inverse-procedural modelling
  • photogrammetric modelling
  • structure from motion
  • urban modelling
  • urban reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Musialski, P., Wonka, P., Aliaga, D. G., Wimmer, M., Van Gool, L., & Purgathofer, W. (2013). A survey of urban reconstruction. Computer Graphics Forum, 32(6), 146-177. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12077