ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume V-4-2021
17 Jun 2021
 | 17 Jun 2021


T. Meyer, A. Brunn, and U. Stilla

Keywords: Image Orientation, BIM, Indoor Model, Line Features, Level of Accuracy Specification

Abstract. Construction progress documentation is currently of great interest for the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) branch and BIM (Building Information Modeling). Subject of this work is the geometric accuracy assessment of image-based change detection in indoor environments based on a BIM. Line features usually serve well as geodetic references in indoor scenes in order to solve for camera orientation. However, building edges are never perfectly built as planned and often geometrically generalized for BIM compliant representation. As a result, in this approach, line correspondences for image-to-model co-registration are considered as statistically uncertain entities as this is essential for dealing with metric confidences in the field of civil engineering and BIM. We present an estimation model for camera pose refinement which is based on the incidence condition between model edges and corresponding image lines. Geometric accuracies are assigned to the model edges according to the Level of Accuracy (LOA) specification for BIM. The approach is demonstrated in a series of tests using a synthetic image of an indoor BIM. The effects of varying edge detection accuracies on the estimation are investigated as well as the effects of using model edges with different geometric quality by adding Gaussian noise to the synthetic observations, each within 100 simulation runs. The results show that the camera orientation can be improved with the presented estimation model as long as the BIM compliant references meet the conditions of LOA 30 or higher (σ < 7.5 mm).