A Three Dimensional Measurement Approach and Experiment Based on Spherical Panorama

  • 1. School of Engineering, Honghe University, Mengzi 661100, China;
    2. National Geomatics Center of China, Beijing 100048, China;
    3. Institute of GIS & RS, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Received date: 2013-05-30

  Revised date: 2013-07-12

  Online published: 2014-01-05


Panorama can provide 360 degrees view in one hotspot, and it is widely used in street view, digital campus, etc. However, beside the visualization for the scene browsing, these panoramic models are not really three-dimensional model, which can't support precise measurement for the scene from the images. Users generally pay more attention to spatial measurable information of the objects in the field of survey. Therefore, construct one panoramic model which could support measurement would have more extensive prospects. So it is urgent to construct a kind of three-dimensional measurement model for panoramic images. For the aim to realize measurement and analysis on the panorama, this paper proposed a kind of measurable three-dimensional reconstruction approach based on spherical panoramas. We analyzed and constructed the projective geometry relation between two spherical panoramas, and also constructed some orientation and measurement algorithms for spherical panoramic images, thus establishing a data theoretical calculation basis. The experiment shows that the approach is much validated, which could be applied for 3D scene modeling, and something useful is obtained.

Cite this article

LIU Shuai, CHEN Jun, SUN Min, ZHAO Lingli . A Three Dimensional Measurement Approach and Experiment Based on Spherical Panorama[J]. Journal of Geo-information Science, 2014 , 16(1) : 15 -22 . DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1047.2014.00015


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