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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Point cloud optimization method of low-altitude remote sensing image based on vertical patch-based least square matching
Author(s): Qimin Cheng; Nan Yang; Xiongwu Xiao; Lei Zhang; Xiaofan Jiang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a point cloud optimization method of low-altitude remote sensing image based on least square matching (LSM). The proposed method is designed to be especially effective for addressing the conundrum of stereo matching on the discontinuity of architectural structures. To overcome the error matching and blur on building discontinuities in three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction, a pair of mutually perpendicular patches is set up for every point of object discontinuities instead of a single patch. Then an error equation is built to compute the optimal point according to the LSM method, space geometry relationship, and collinear equation constraint. Compared with the traditional patch-based LSM method, the proposed method can achieve higher accuracy 3-D point cloud data and sharpen the edge. This is because a geometric mean patch in patch-based LSM is the local tangent plane of an object’s surface. Using a pair of mutually perpendicular patches instead of a single patch evades the problem that the local tangent plane on the discontinuity of a building did not exist and highlights the edges of buildings. Comparison studies and experimental results prove the high accuracy of the proposed algorithm in low-altitude remote sensing image point cloud optimization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2016
PDF: 13 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(3) 035003 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.10.035003
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 10, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Qimin Cheng, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Nan Yang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Xiongwu Xiao, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Lei Zhang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Xiaofan Jiang, Wuhan Univ. (China)


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