A Method of Mesh Simplification for Drone 3D Modeling with Architectural Feature Extraction

  • Chi-Li ChengEmail author
  • June-Hao Hou
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1028)


This paper proposes a method of mesh simplification for 3D terrain or city models generated photogrammetrically from drone captured images, enabled by the ability of extracting the architectural features. Compare to traditional geometric computational method, the proposed method recognizes and processes the features from the architectural perspectives. In addition, the workflow also allows exporting the simplified models and geometric features to open platforms, e.g. OpenStreetMap, for practical usages in site analysis, city generation, and contributing to the open data communities.


Mesh reconstruction Photogrammetry Mesh simplification Procedural mode Machine learning 



The research is partially supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology under Grant Number MOST 108-2634-F-009-013 through Pervasive Artificial Intelligence Research (PAIR) Labs, Taiwan


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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