Skip to Main Content
A method for extracting the three-dimensional (3D) building structures using their single-view images available on the Internet/cyberspace is described. Height measurement technique is combined with two-dimensional (2D) projective transformation to obtain the 3D building information. It is shown that the reconstruction method is accurate for path-loss calculations using ray-tracing algorithms. Simulated path losses/gains are compared to results in literature, and good agreement is observed. The effect of building footprint and height inaccuracies on path-loss calculations is also examined and is found to result in errors within the common error range between experimental measurements and ray-tracing predictions.