Image Based 3D Modeling of Campus (Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India) by Using SketchUp

Surendra Pal Singh, Kamal Jain, V. Ravibabu Mandla


Virtual 3D modeling is a very important and hot topic for researchers of Geomatics. For all over the world, so many educational institutes are available with its own campus. Campus is the land on which Institute; College or University buildings are situated. In the modern digital era, the demand of 3D Campus is increasing. Virtual 3D model of campus gives a good and photo-realistic appearance. In Geomatics market, So many image based techniques are available for 3D modeling. Photogrammetry and Laser scanning are the main Geomatics techniques. But due to many drawbacks in these techniques, a new approach is possible to make virtual 3D Campus. Time and Cost main key issue for this. In this paper, we are giving a simple and cheapest solution to create virtual 3D campus of any educational institute. This 3D campus model can be exported in various other formats for various applications. These 3D models can be exported to Google Earth. These 3D campus models can also be published on the website of that Institute or University. In this study, we used simple digital images and very cost effective software. This paper will describe the introduction, methodology, advantages, drawbacks and limitations of this method. In this study, we used the study area, Campus of Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (Uttarakhand), India.


Geomatics, Virtual Campus, 3D Modeling

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