Software tool for image registration using lines



This is a software tool for image to geometry registration that uses extracted 2D and 3D lines as features to compute the camera position. The tool takes as input an image and a point cloud. Lines in the image are extracted using an edge detector and fitting lines to the edge elements. To extract 3D lines, I use previous work on planar segmentation of point clouds. (get related paper) After the lines are extracted, they are clustered in groups of parallel lines. Then, by automatically matching corresponding line clusters, the rotation of the camera is computed. The final step is to compute the translation. At this point, the user drags the correctly oriented model over the image until it is placed close the the correct position. A closest line search is started, looking for pairs of matching lines and computing the translation.

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