Publications / 2017 Proceedings of the 34rd ISARC, Taipei, Taiwan

Investigating the Accuracy of 3D Models Created Using SfM

Kosei Ishida
Pages 834-839 (2017 Proceedings of the 34rd ISARC, Taipei, Taiwan, ISBN 978-80-263-1371-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

Technological innovations in photogrammetry have progressed over time, and civil engineers in Japan have employed this technology for earthworks. Photogrammetry has also been introduced to building construction work, and in particular, it is used in the surveying of buildings and the production of architectural drawings in repair work. With this motivation, the authors evaluate the accuracy of Three-dimensional (3D) model extraction using structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry. In particular, the authors evaluate the accuracy of the height measurements (Z axis). The authors survey the accuracy of a 3D model using a cube with a side length of 5 cm. Our surveying procedure consists of the following four steps: 1. Place the cube on a turntable, rotate the turntable in 5° increment, and capture 72 photographs. 2. Select 12 photographs considering six control points. Edit the control points given their 3D positions in each of the 12 photographs. 3. Extract the 3D model using SfM software. 4. Import the 3D model and measure the height of the cube at 121 points. In this paper, we discuss the differences in the measurement accuracy resulting from the differences in the camera position. Keywords –

Keywords: Photogrammetry, SfM, Accuracy, Height