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1. (WO2019006189) INDEXATION SPATIALE AUTOMATISÉE D'IMAGES SUR LA BASE DE CARACTÉRISTIQUES DE PLAN DE MASSE
Note: Texte fondé sur des processus automatiques de reconnaissance optique de caractères. Seule la version PDF a une valeur juridique

What is claimed is:

1. A method comprising:

receiving a sequence of images from an image capture system, the sequence of images captured by a camera of the image capture system as the image capture system is moved along a camera path through an environment; generating a first estimate of the camera path, the first estimate of the camera path specifying, for images in the sequence of images, a position of the image relative to a reference point,

obtaining a floorplan of the environment, the floorplan specifying positions of a plurality of physical features in the environment;

generating a combined estimate of the camera path based on the first estimate of the camera path and the positions of the plurality of physical features specified in the floorplan, and

generating an immersive model of the environment, the immersive model

specifying, for each image of a plurality of the images, a location of the image within the floorplan and at least one route vector defining a spatial distance between the image and at least one of the other images of the plurality of images.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the camera is a 360-degree camera and the images are 360-degree images.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the first estimate of the camera path is generated by performing a simultaneous localization and mapping process on the sequence of images.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein global satellite navigation system (GNSS) signals are substantially attenuated in the environment.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein an indoor positioning system (IPS) is not available in the environment.

6. The method of claim 1, further comprising;

receiving motion data from the image capture system, the motion data collected by an inertia! measurement unit (IMU) of the image capture system as the image capture system is moved along the camera path;

generating a second estimate of the camera path based on the motion data, wherein generating the combined estimate of the camera path is further based on the second estimate of the camera path,

7. The method of claim 1, wherein generating a combined estimate of the camera path comprises:

generating a grid map based on the floorplan, the grid map comprising a plurality of nodes and edges, each of the edges connecting a first node and a second node of the plurality of nodes and specifying a transition score

representing a traversability of a space between the first node and the second node, the transition score generated based on physical features in the floorplan between the first node and the second node.

8. The method of claim 7, wherein the physical features in the floorplan include a doorway, and wherein the presence of a doorway in the floorplan between the first node and the second node to a higher transition score for the edge between the first node and the second node.

9. The method of claim 7, wherein the physical features in the floorplan include a wall, and wherein the presence of a wall in the floorplan between the first node and the second node leads to a lower transition score for the edge between the first node and the second node.

10. The method of claim 7, wherein generating the combined estimate of the camera path comprises:

performing a map matching process on the grid map and the first estimate of the camera path to generate the combined estimate of the camera path.

The method of claim 10, wherein performing the map matching process

identifying a node along the camera path,

generating a score for each of a plurality of other nodes in the grid map, the score for each of the other nodes generated based on the transition scores for the one or more edges between the identified node and the other node;

identifying one of the other nodes having a highest score; and

selecting the identified other node as a next node along the camera path.

12. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

determining, for each image in the sequence of images, an orientation of the camera when the image was captured.

13. The method of claim 1 , wherein generating a first estimate of the camera path comprises generating a plurality of camera path segments.

14. The method of claim 13, wherein generating a combined estimate of the camera path comprises aligning each camera path segment of the plurality of camera path segments with the iloorplan, the aligning of each camera path segment comprising;

generating a plurality of candidate camera paths, each of the candidate camera paths generated by performing one or more of a scaling operation and a rotation operation on the camera path segment,

generating a consistency score for each of the candidate camera paths, the

consistency score representing a degree of consistency between the candidate camera path and the physical features in the floorplan; and selecting the candidate camera path having the highest consistency score.

15. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform steps comprising:

receiving a sequence of images from an image capture system, the sequence of images captured by a camera of the image capture system as the image capture system is moved along a camera path through an environment;

generating a first estimate of the camera path, the first estimate of the camera path specifying, for images in the sequence of images, a position of the image relative to a reference point;

obtaining a floorplan of the environment, the floorplan specifying positions of a plurality of physical features in the environment;

generating a combined estimate of the camera path based on the first estimate of the camera path and the positions of the plurality of physical features specified in the floorplan; and

generating an immersive model of the environment, the immersive model specifying, for each image of a plurality of the images, a location of the image within the floorplan and at least one route vector defining a spatial distance between the image and at least one of the other images of the plurality of images.

16. The computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein generating a combined estimate of the camera path comprises:

generating a grid map based on the floorplan, the grid map comprising a plurality of nodes and edges, each of the edges connecting a first node and a second node of the plurality of nodes and specifying a transiti on score

representing a traversability of a space between the first node and the second node, the transition score generated based on physical features in the floorplan between the first node and the second node,

17. The computer-readable storage medium of claim 15, wherein generating a first estimate of the camera path comprises generating a plurality of camera path segments.

18. The computer-readable storage medium of claim 17, wherein generating a combined estimate of the camera path comprises aligning each camera path segment of the plurality of camera path segments with the floorplan, the aligning of each camera path segment comprising:

generating a plurality of candidate camera paths, each of the candidate camera paths generated by performing one or more of a scaling operation and a rotation operation on the camera path segment,

generating a consistency score for each of the candidate camera paths, the consistency score representing a degree of consistency between the candidate camera path and the physical features in the floorplan; and selecting the candidate camera path having the highest consistency score.

19. A computing system comprising:

a processor;

a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform steps comprising:

receiving a sequence of images from an image capture system, the sequence of images captured by a camera of the image capture system as the image capture system is moved along a camera path through an environment; generating a first estimate of the camera path, the first estimate of the camera path specifying, for images in the sequence of images, a position of the image relative to a reference point;

obtaining a floorplan of the environment, the floorplan specifying positions of a plurality of physical features in the environment;

generating a combined estimate of the camera path based on the first estimate of the camera path and the positions of the plurality of physical features specified in the floorplan; and

generating an immersive model of the environment, the immersive model specifying, for each image of a plurality of the images, a location of the image within the floorplan and at least one route vector defining a spatial distance between the image and at least one of the other images of the plurality of images.

20. The computing system of claim 19, wherein generating a combined estimate the camera path comprises:

generating a grid map based on the floorplan, the grid map comprising a plurality of nodes and edges, each of the edges connecting a first node and a second node of the plurality of nodes and specifying a transition score

representing a traversability of a space between the first node and the second node, the transition score generated based on physical features in the floorplan between the first node and the second node.