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Interactive reconstruction of virtual environments from photographs, with application to scene-of-crime analysis

Simon Gibson, Toby Howard
2000 Proceedings of the ACM symposium on Virtual reality software and technology - VRST '00  
to the real-world problem of scene-of-crime reconstruction.  ...  In this paper, we present semi-automatic methods that allow such environments to be quickly and easily built from photographs taken with uncalibrated cameras, and illustrate the techniques by application  ...  This research has been funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), under grant number GR/M14531, "REVEAL: Reconstruction of Virtual Environments with Accurate Lighting  ... 
doi:10.1145/502390.502399 dblp:conf/vrst/GibsonH00 fatcat:lnjjiq4oczb3dax3antvpo6r54

Interactive reconstruction of virtual environments from photographs, with application to scene-of-crime analysis

Simon Gibson, Toby Howard
2000 Proceedings of the ACM symposium on Virtual reality software and technology - VRST '00  
to the real-world problem of scene-of-crime reconstruction.  ...  In this paper, we present semi-automatic methods that allow such environments to be quickly and easily built from photographs taken with uncalibrated cameras, and illustrate the techniques by application  ...  This research has been funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), under grant number GR/M14531, "REVEAL: Reconstruction of Virtual Environments with Accurate Lighting  ... 
doi:10.1145/502398.502399 fatcat:p4fh6dje6zb7zau3ntckbkzqgu

Virtual reality – level of immersion within the crime investigation

Václav Mach, Jan Valouch, Milan Adámek, Jiří Ševčík, N. Mastorakis, V. Mladenov, A. Bulucea
2019 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Modern 3D capturing and processing methods are utilized to create an authentic and immersive virtual environment. Nonetheless, an immersion to virtual environment enables different levels of view.  ...  The 3D reconstruction and visualization of crime scenarios, such as criminal assaults, traffic accidents or homicides are defining a new approach with potential for increasing effectiveness within the  ...  However, this article discusses an application from the forensic science area, particularly an extension of widely examined crime scene reconstruction topic. 3D crime scene reconstruction A variety of  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201929201031 fatcat:yee3ma7hzja7pgi3bl5v5eh7qe

Technology Corner: Visualising Forensic Data: Evidence Guidelines (Part 2)

Damian Schofield, Ken Fowle
2013 Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law  
Investigative data visualisation is used to reconstruct a scene or item and is used to assist the viewer (who may well be a member of the general public with little or no understanding of the subject matter  ...  Visualisation is becoming increasingly important for understanding information, such as investigative data (for example: computing, medical and crime scene evidence) and analysis (for example, network  ...  Viewpoint The first issue is how to correlate the viewpoint of a witness in a "virtual" environment with the view from their physical position at the scene.  ... 
doi:10.15394/jdfsl.2013.1145 fatcat:avrpbspmenelvlaprwydsyxarq

Geomatics and Forensic: Progress and Challenges [chapter]

Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, Ángel Luis Muñoz-Nieto, Sandra Zancajo-Blázquez, Diego González-Aguilera
2016 Forensic Analysis - From Death to Justice  
Forensic analysis involves tasks of scene information mining as well as its reconstruction in order to extract elements for explanatory police test or to show forensic evidence in legal proceedings.  ...  These products, which successfully retain accurate 3D metric information, are revolutionizing dimensional reconstruction of objects and crime scenes.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the CISE (Ciencias de la Seguridad) of the University of Salamanca for the financial support given, as well as to the National Police Corps of Spain for  ... 
doi:10.5772/63155 fatcat:j4p26zx7nngtxe3nkvqfssd4za

Technology Corner Visualising Forensic Data: Evidence (Part 1)

Damian Schofield, Ken Fowle
2013 Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law  
Investigative data visualisation is used to reconstruct a scene or item and is used to assist the viewer (who may well be a member of the general public with little or no understanding of the subject matter  ...  Visualisation is becoming increasingly important for understanding information, such as investigative data (for example: computing, medical and crime scene evidence) and analysis (for example: network  ...  In the area of forensic surveying, the use of visuals to reconstruct the crime scene from all the collected and recorded information (whether it be text, photographs, sketches, or survey information) is  ... 
doi:10.15394/jdfsl.2013.1141 fatcat:jcalebcwnndknjmzq5ipmdqfoa

A Study of 3D Digitisation Modalities for Crime Scene Investigation

George Galanakis, Xenophon Zabulis, Theodore Evdaimon, Sven-Eric Fikenscher, Sebastian Allertseder, Theodora Tsikrika, Stefanos Vrochidis
2021 Forensic Sciences  
To further support our findings, we release a multi-modal dataset obtained from a hypothetical indoor crime scene to the public.  ...  The application of each reconstruction method is considered in this context and compared with respect to additional constraints, such as time availability and simplicity of operation of the corresponding  ...  Usually, 3D representations of crime scenes are inspected in ordinary monitors, however, the presentation in a virtual reality environment enhances the experience and permits immersive interactions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/forensicsci1020008 fatcat:2y4qpjqfprdp5iav7lfz6pvqwm

Interactive reconstruction of virtual environments from video sequences

S. Gibson, R.J. Hubbold, J. Cook, T.L.J. Howard
2003 Computers & graphics  
There are many real-world applications of Virtual Reality requiring the construction of complex and accurate threedimensional models that represent real environments.  ...  In this paper, we describe a rapid and robust semi-automatic system that allows such environments to be quickly and easily built from video sequences captured with standard consumer-level digital cameras  ...  This research has been funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), under Grant Number GR/M14531, ''REVEAL: Reconstruction of Virtual Environments with Accurate Lighting  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0097-8493(02)00285-6 fatcat:2qytbwii2jhoni4yqhamyqysm4

Visualising the scene: computer graphics and evidence presentation

J. Noond, D. Schofield, J. March, M. Evison
2002 Science & justice  
This paper will introduce and discuss techniques that utilise new developments in Computer Graphics (CG) and Virtual Reality (VR) for evidence presentation applications.  ...  This paper will introduce and discuss a spectrum of new technologies that utilise new developments in Computer Graphics (CG) and Virtual Reality (VR) for a range of incident investigation and presentation  ...  Figure 6 . 6 Images from an interactive VR environment and hypothetical crime scene.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1355-0306(02)71804-2 fatcat:uxu2gnpvsrd5joxct5xqygg2bm

Crime Scene Reconstruction Using a Fully Geomatic Approach

Eros Agosto, Andrea Ajmar, Piero Boccardo, Fabio Giulio Tonolo, Andrea Lingua
2008 Sensors  
This paper is focused on two main topics: crime scene reconstruction, based on a geomatic approach, and crime scene analysis, through GIS based procedures.  ...  at a crime scene with blood patterns on the floor.  ...  Acknowledgements Authors thank SiTI (Higher Institute on Innovation Territorial Systems) for providing technical equipment and facilities during all phases of the forensic analysis.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s8106280 pmid:27873870 pmcid:PMC3707450 fatcat:tdwx3ob5wzhuvkf5gp76tsllzy

Courtroom Applications of Virtual Environments, Immersive Virtual Environments, and Collaborative Virtual Environments

JEREMY N. BAILENSON, JIM BLASCOVICH, ANDREW C. BEALL, BETH NOVECK
2006 Law & Policy  
able to access, manipulate and inspect any virtual environment, the trier of fact to be able to interact with, rather than just accept the lawyer's rendition, and rules that provide for the parties to  ...  This article examines the possibilities and implications of employing virtual environments ( VEs), immersive virtual environments ( IVEs), and collaborative virtual environments (CV Es) in the courtroom  ...  , and Fred Lederer and the personnel of Courtroom 21 for assistance in developing virtual simulations and figures.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9930.2006.00226.x fatcat:z5nkgukzardfpgvrxlcut4bq44

An Image Based 3D Reconstruction System for Large Indoor Scenes

Feng ZHANG, Li-Min SHI, Feng-Mei SUN, Zhan-Yi HU
2010 ACTA AUTOMATICA SINICA  
The main characteristics of our system are: fully automatic, no human interaction is needed; both structural and depth information is used in line matching and reconstruction to substantially increase  ...  Due to the structured nature of indoor scenes, such as the perpendicularity, parallelism, collinearity, coplanarity, etc., accustomed by human being in their daily life, usually a small reconstruction  ...  Interactive reconstruction of virtual environments from photographs, with application to sceneof-crime analysis. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology.  ... 
doi:10.3724/sp.j.1004.2010.00625 fatcat:ygedhqzbsjav3emtdobytvvbgi

A Sketch-based Rapid Modeling Method for Crime Scene Presentation

Pu Ren, Wuyang Shui, Jin Liu, Yachun Fan, Wenshuo Zhao, Mingquan Zhou
2018 Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law  
The reconstruction of a crime scene plays an important role in digital forensic application.  ...  For practical use, an interactive real-time virtual roaming application was developed in Unity 3D and a low-cost VR head-mounted display (HMD).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEJVIENT The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers. Special thanks to all the members of SweetHome3D project.  ... 
doi:10.15394/jdfsl.2018.1484 fatcat:6yudndm5gngvhbnqcwus6ynqvy

The use of computer generated imagery in legal proceedings

Damian Schofield
2016 Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review  
used in litigation. 8 However, computer animations and interactive virtual simulations are potentially unparalleled in their capabilities for presenting complex evidence. 9 The use of such enabling visualisation  ...  As courts begin to increasingly use multimedia and cinematic displays, this has profound implications for the legal processes taking place that are intrinsically tied to the application of such technology  ...  For example, switching between a virtual, rendered image of a crime scene and a real crime scene photograph may cause confusion in the viewer as they attempt to correlate evidence between the different  ... 
doi:10.14296/deeslr.v13i0.2293 fatcat:63rofket2fc35d44firv6eeboe

Analysis and Modeling of 3D Indoor Scenes [article]

Rui Ma
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We live in a 3D world, performing activities and interacting with objects in the indoor environments everyday. Indoor scenes are the most familiar and essential environments in everyone's life.  ...  With the fast development of VR/AR devices and the emerging applications, the demand of realistic 3D indoor scenes keeps growing rapidly.  ...  Analysis and Characterization of 3D Indoor Scenes In addition to reconstructing scenes from scanned data of real world environments, indoor scene creation by modeling with existing 3D scenes is also widely  ... 
arXiv:1706.09577v1 fatcat:pdbztyjkezabnj3eaok5wrs7xq
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