ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume IV-4/W6
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W6, 19–23, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W6-19-2018
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W6, 19–23, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W6-19-2018

  12 Sep 2018

12 Sep 2018

AUTOMATED RECONSTRUCTION OF 3D BUILDINGS IN HISTORIC CITY CENTERS FROM LIDAR DATA AND 2D BUILDING FOOTPRINTS

J. Ingensand, M. Nappez, T. Produit, and T. Chassin J. Ingensand et al.
  • GIS-Lab, School of Engineering and Management Vaud, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland

Keywords: 3D Buildings, Hybrid Reconstruction Methods, Case Study, LIDAR, Cadastral Footprints

Abstract. This paper describes a process for the automated generation of 3D buildings using 2D building footprints derived from cadastral maps and LIDAR point cloud data. In our approach we extract relevant geometric information from 2D building footprints in order to classify point cloud data. One key concept is the fact that roofs in most cases are aligned to the angles of the walls of a building. This concept is utilized to create contiguous surfaces and to extract ridges. In a field study involving two historic city centers in Switzerland we evaluate the results of our approach.