Automatically generating roof models from building footprints

R. G. Laycock, A. M. Day

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Abstract

Modelling Large Urban Environments using traditional modelling techniques would prove too time consuming a process. Consequently a method is required for generating large urban environments quickly without requiring a labour intensive process or expensive data. Some approaches to resolve this problem have been undertaken through the use of procedural modelling or statistics. However the test subject is usually a dense urban environment where the primary buildings are of the skyscraper style. This paper presents the initial design and implementation towards a method for modelling a large environment based on building footprint information. It shows the use of the straight skeleton method with modifications to allow several different roof styles to be generated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages81-84
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003
EventThe 11th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG'03) - University of West Bohemia, Campus Bory, Plzen - Bory, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 Feb 20037 Feb 2003

Conference

ConferenceThe 11th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG'03)
CountryCzech Republic
CityUniversity of West Bohemia, Campus Bory, Plzen - Bory
Period3/02/037/02/03

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