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SkelTre - Fast Skeletonisation for Imperfect Point Cloud Data of Botanic Trees

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SkelTre - Fast Skeletonisation for Imperfect Point Cloud Data of Botanic Trees
Terrestrial laser scanners capture 3D geometry as a point cloud. This paper reports on a new algorithm aiming at the skeletonisation of a laser scanner point cloud, representing a botanical tree without leafs. The resulting skeleton can subsequently be applied to obtain tree parameters like length and diameter of branches for botanic applications. Scanner-produced point cloud data are not only subject to noise, but also to undersampling and varying point densities, making it challenging to extract a topologically correct skeleton. The skeletonisation algorithm proposed in this paper consists of three steps: (i) extraction of a graph from an octree organization, (ii) reduction of the graph to the skeleton and (iii) embedding of the skeleton into the point cloud. The results are validated on laser scanner point clouds representing botanic trees. On a reference tree, the mean and maximal
Alexander Bucksch, Roderik C. Lindenbergh, Massimo
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Type Journal
Year 2009
Where 3DOR
Authors Alexander Bucksch, Roderik C. Lindenbergh, Massimo Menenti
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