Towards Internet-scale Multi-view Stereo
IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2010) |
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This paper introduces an approach for enabling existing multi-view stereo methods to operate on extremely large unstructured photo collections. The main idea is to decompose the collection into a set of overlapping sets of photos that can be processed in parallel, and to merge the resulting reconstructions. This overlapping clustering problem is formulated as a constrained optimization and solved iteratively. The merging algorithm, designed to be parallel and out-of-core, incorporates robust filtering steps to eliminate low-quality reconstructions and enforce global visibility constraints. The approach has been tested on several large datasets downloaded from Flickr.com, including one with over ten thousand images, yielding a 3D reconstruction with nearly thirty million points.
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