C. Andújar, A. Chica, M. A. Vico, S. Moya and P. Brunet Inexpensive Reconstruction and Rendering of Realistic Roadside Landscapes Computer Graphics Forum 33
In this paper, we present an inexpensive approach to create highly detailed reconstructions of the landscape surrounding a road. Our method is based on a space-efficient semi-procedural representation of the terrain and vegetation supporting high-quality real-time rendering not only for aerial views but also at road level. We use a vehicle-mounted camera to capture a collection of photographs along selected road stretches. We integrate the point clouds extracted from these photographs with a low-resolution digital terrain model through a novel algorithm which is robust against noise and missing data. We pre-compute plausible locations for trees through an algorithm which takes into account perceptual cues.
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