AN ORIGINAL ALGORITHM FOR BIM GENERATION FROM INDOOR SURVEY POINT CLOUDS
Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM), scan to BIM, point cloud, indoor mapping
Abstract. Nowadays, it is essential to find new strategies, able to perform the first step of the scan-to-BIM process, by retrieving the geometrical information contained in point clouds that are so easily collected through laser scanners and range cameras. This paper presents a new algorithm for the automatic extraction of the layout and the height of a small indoor environment from its point cloud. In particular, the algorithm was tested on a point cloud of 600000 vertices, selected from the dataset of the ISPRS benchmark on indoor modelling. The preliminary results are encouraging: the 3D shape (layout and height) of the investigated room is effectively reconstructed.