Special Section on Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

From structure from motion to historical building information modeling: populating a semantic-aware library of architectural elements

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Cettina Santagati

Università di Catania, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Via Santa Sofia 64, Catania 95123, Italy

Massimiliano Lo Turco

Politecnico di Torino, Department of Architecture and Design, Viale Mattioli 39, Turin 10125, Italy

J. Electron. Imaging. 26(1), 011007 (Nov 13, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.011007
History: Received June 30, 2016; Accepted October 18, 2016
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Abstract.  In recent years, we have witnessed a huge diffusion of building information modeling (BIM) approaches in the field of architectural design, although very little research has been undertaken to explore the value, criticalities, and advantages attributable to the application of these methodologies in the cultural heritage domain. Furthermore, the last developments in digital photogrammetry lead to the easy generation of reliable low-cost three-dimensional textured models that could be used in BIM platforms to create semantic-aware objects that could compose a specific library of historical architectural elements. In this case, the transfer between the point cloud and its corresponding parametric model is not so trivial and the level of geometrical abstraction could not be suitable with the scope of the BIM. The aim of this paper is to explore and retrace the milestone works on this crucial topic in order to identify the unsolved issues and to propose and test a unique and simple workflow practitioner centered and based on the use of the latest available solutions for point cloud managing into commercial BIM platforms.

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Cettina Santagati and Massimiliano Lo Turco
"From structure from motion to historical building information modeling: populating a semantic-aware library of architectural elements", J. Electron. Imaging. 26(1), 011007 (Nov 13, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.011007


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