GEOMETRIC OBJECT BASED BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION FROM SATELLITE IMAGERY DERIVED POINT CLOUDS
- Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Keywords: Building reconstruction, Satellite images, Point cloud, Rectilinearization, Polygon decomposition, Primitive library
Abstract. 3D building models are needed for urban planning and smart city. These models can be generated from stereo aerial images, satellite images or LiDAR point clouds. In this paper, we propose a geometric object-based building reconstruction method from satellite imagery derived point clouds. The goal is to achieve a geometrically correct, topologically consistent, and non-redundant 3D representation for buildings in urban areas. The paper first introduces our motivation, followed by a comprehensive review on related works. We then introduce the methodology and process developed in this paper. Primary results from the point clouds generated from WorldView high resolution satellite images are used to demonstrate the performance of the approach.