The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume XLII-2
30 May 2018
 | 30 May 2018


L. S. Obrock and E. Gülch

Keywords: Building Information Modeling, BIM, Photogrammetry, Deep Learning, Semantic Segmentation, Object Extraction, Interior Reconstruction

Abstract. The automated generation of a BIM-Model from sensor data is a huge challenge for the modeling of existing buildings. Currently the measurements and analyses are time consuming, allow little automation and require expensive equipment. We do lack an automated acquisition of semantical information of objects in a building.
We are presenting first results of our approach based on imagery and derived products aiming at a more automated modeling of interior for a BIM building model. We examine the building parts and objects visible in the collected images using Deep Learning Methods based on Convolutional Neural Networks. For localization and classification of building parts we apply the FCN8s-Model for pixel-wise Semantic Segmentation. We, so far, reach a Pixel Accuracy of 77.2 % and a mean Intersection over Union of 44.2 %. We finally use the network for further reasoning on the images of the interior room. We combine the segmented images with the original images and use photogrammetric methods to produce a three-dimensional point cloud. We code the extracted object types as colours of the 3D-points. We thus are able to uniquely classify the points in three-dimensional space. We preliminary investigate a simple extraction method for colour and material of building parts. It is shown, that the combined images are very well suited to further extract more semantic information for the BIM-Model. With the presented methods we see a sound basis for further automation of acquisition and modeling of semantic and geometric information of interior rooms for a BIM-Model.