Building Rome on a Cloudless Day [chapter]

Jan-Michael Frahm, Pierre Fite-Georgel, David Gallup, Tim Johnson, Rahul Raguram, Changchang Wu, Yi-Hung Jen, Enrique Dunn, Brian Clipp, Svetlana Lazebnik, Marc Pollefeys
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper introduces an approach for dense 3D reconstruction from unregistered Internet-scale photo collections with about 3 million images within the span of a day on a single PC ("cloudless"). Our method advances image clustering, stereo, stereo fusion and structure from motion to achieve high computational performance. We leverage geometric and appearance constraints to obtain a highly parallel implementation on modern graphics processors and multi-core architectures. This leads to two
more » ... s of magnitude higher performance on an order of magnitude larger dataset than competing state-of-the-art approaches.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15561-1_27 fatcat:suyl53jywvgelcfnopxbqew5jy