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A probabilistic approach to roof extraction and reconstruction

S. Scholze, T. Moons and L. Van Gool
Proceedings of the ISPRS Commision III Symposium
Graz (Austria), September 2002


This paper investigates into the model-based reconstruction of complex polyhedral building roofs. A set of 3D line segments, obtained from multiview correspondence analysis of high resolution colour imagery, is used as input data. The 3D line segments are grouped into planes by means of a Bayesian model selection procedure. In the resulting planes, models for polygonal patches are then instantiated. Driven by the Maximum Expected Utility principle, the algorithm chooses the optimal patch and plane configuration non-deterministically. Roof reconstruction is completed by further reasoning steps which are guided by the semantic interpretation of the intermediate patch configuration. Several successfully reconstructed complex roof structures corroborate the potential of the approach.

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  author = {S. Scholze and T. Moons and L. Van Gool},
  title = {A probabilistic approach to roof extraction and reconstruction},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the ISPRS Commision III Symposium},
  year = {2002},
  month = {September},
  pages = {231-236},
  volume = {34},
  keywords = {modelling, reconstruction, building, three-dimensional, aerial, vision}