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Automatic Geometry Generation from Point Clouds for BIM

Thomson, CPH; Boehm, J; (2015) Automatic Geometry Generation from Point Clouds for BIM. Remote Sensing , 7 (9) pp. 11753-11775. 10.3390/rs70911753. Green open access

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Abstract

The need for better 3D documentation of the built environment has come to the fore in recent years, led primarily by city modelling at the large scale and Building Information Modelling (BIM) at the smaller scale. Automation is seen as desirable as it removes the time-consuming and therefore costly amount of human intervention in the process of model generation. BIM is the focus of this paper as not only is there a commercial need, as will be shown by the number of commercial solutions, but also wide research interest due to the aspiration of automated 3D models from both Geomatics and Computer Science communities. The aim is to go beyond the current labour-intensive tracing of the point cloud to an automated process that produces geometry that is both open and more verifiable. This work investigates what can be achieved today with automation through both literature review and by proposing a novel point cloud processing process. We present an automated workflow for the generation of BIM data from 3D point clouds. We also present quality indicators for reconstructed geometry elements and a framework in which to assess the quality of the reconstructed geometry against a reference.

Type: Article
Title: Automatic Geometry Generation from Point Clouds for BIM
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3390/rs70911753
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs70911753
Language: English
Additional information: This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0
Keywords: indoor, automated, 3D Modelling, terrestrial laser scanning, mobile laser scanning, segmentation, reconstruction, BIM
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471096
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