Robert Collins, Chris Jaynes, Yong-Qing Cheng, Xiaoguang Wang, Frank Stolle, Howard Schultz, Edward Riseman and Allen Hanson, "The Ascender System: Automated Site Modeling from Multiple Aerial Images," Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), Vol.72(2), November 1998, pp.143-162.
As new images of the site become available, model extension and refinement procedures are preformed to add previously unseen buildings and to improve the geometric accuract of the existing 3D building models. In this way, the system gradually accumulates evidence over time to make the site model more complete and more accurate.
An extensive performance evaluation of component algorithms and the full system has been carried out. Two-dimensional building detection accuracy, as well as accuracy of the three-dimensional building reconstruction, are presented for a representative data set.