3-D-Example: Busy Road within a City

On most up-to-date hardware – desktops and laptos as well – the presentation runs in your web-browser. Older hardware and most of the smartphones and tablet will not be able to display the point cloud, because the point cloud is to detailed for that hardware. Examples with reduced point density, which should run on weaker hardware, too, will be prepared in future.

example below: a busy road with a city

The aerial photos for the computation of this point cloud could be done without any road blocks and traffic disturbances. Due to the effect that nearly every part of the road is images on a sufficient number of images it does not matter that on nearly each single image vehicels are images, too. The vehicles do not appear in the point cloud, because they are not constant marks on different aerial photos. Only near the left margin of the view holes seem to be in the road. Due to traffic jams in front of traffic lights permanently different cars have been at the places of these holes. So the street surface was on only few or may be on no photos imaged and could not be computed. This traffic jam explains the darker colours near the left margin of the view, because in conjunction with the low sun these cars casted a permanent shadow on the street.

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