The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-5/W2
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W2, 343–348, 2013
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W2, 343–348, 2013

  22 Jul 2013

22 Jul 2013


N. Hichri1,2, C. Stefani2, L. De Luca2, P. Veron1, and G. Hamon3 N. Hichri et al.
  • 1UMR CNRS LSIS 7296, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 2 Cours des Arts et Métiers 13617 Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2UMR (CNRS/MCC) MAP-Gamsau 3495, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille, 184 Avenue de Luminy 13009 Marseille, France
  • 3Art Graphique & Patrimoine, 15-15 bis, avenue Jean Jaurès 94340 Joinville Le Pont, France

Keywords: Point clouds, Building Information Modeling, as-built BIM, object recognition, shape representation, geometric modeling

Abstract. In order to handle more efficiently projects of restoration, documentation and maintenance of historical buildings, it is essential to rely on a 3D enriched model for the building. Today, the concept of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is widely adopted for the semantization of digital mockups and few research focused on the value of this concept in the field of cultural heritage. In addition historical buildings are already built, so it is necessary to develop a performing approach, based on a first step of building survey, to develop a semantically enriched digital model. For these reasons, this paper focuses on this chain starting with a point cloud and leading to the well-structured final BIM; and proposes an analysis and a survey of existing approaches on the topics of: acquisition, segmentation and BIM creation. It also, presents a critical analysis on the application of this chain in the field of cultural heritage.