Florent Poux

Florent Poux
University of Liège | ulg · Geomatics and Geometrology Unit

PhD, Dipl.-Ing.

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Introduction
My main focus is on point cloud mining from Terrestrial Laser scanner, MLS, LiDAR and SFM / photogrammetric reconstructions. I work to make this 3D data accessible easily, securely and making classification a smart tool for many industries by bringing intelligence within point cloud data.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
University of Liège
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Temp. Chair in 3D GeoData. Courses linked with spatial data acquisition and processing: 1. Topography & Land Surveying 2. Methods of Spatial Data Acquisition 3. 3D Acquisition 4. 3D Recognition & Understanding 5. Immersive 3D Environment
March 2019 - present
RWTH Aachen University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Group of Prof. Leif Kobbelt. Working on Point Cloud Segmentation
October 2015 - June 2019
University of Liège
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Research focuses on 3D reconstruction, semantization, temporality, and artificial intelligence of point cloud from photogrammetry, laser scans and LiDAR.
Education
October 2015 - June 2019
University of Liège
Field of study
  • Geomatics
September 2010 - September 2013
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
Field of study
  • Geomatics & Topography

Publications

Publications (36)
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Automation in point cloud data processing is central in knowledge discovery within decision-making systems. The definition of relevant features is often key for segmentation and classification, with automated workflows presenting the main challenges. In this paper, we propose a voxel-based feature engineering that better characterize point clusters...
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3D models derived from point clouds are useful in various shapes to optimize the trade-off between precision and geometric complexity. They are defined at different granularity levels according to each indoor situation. In this article, we present an integrated 3D semantic reconstruction framework that leverages segmented point cloud data and domai...
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Digital investigations of the real world through point clouds and derivatives are changing how curators, cultural heritage researchers and archaeologists work and collaborate. To progressively aggregate expertise and enhance the working proficiency of all professionals, virtual reconstructions demand adapted tools to facilitate knowledge disseminat...
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Dealing with coloured point cloud acquired from terrestrial laser scanner, this paper identifies remaining challenges for a new data structure: the smart point cloud. This concept arises with the statement that massive and discretized spatial information from active remote sensing technology is often underused due to data mining limitations. The ge...
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This paper proposes an interoperable model for managing high dimensional point clouds while integrating semantics. Point clouds from sensors are a direct source of information physically describing a 3D state of the recorded environment. As such, they are an exhaustive representation of the real world at every scale: 3D reality-based spatial data....
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This article describes a complete unsupervised system for the segmentation of massive 3D point clouds. Our system bridges the missing components that permit to go from 99% automation to 100% automation for the construction industry. It scales up to billions of 3D points and targets a generic low-level grouping of planar regions usable by a wide ran...
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Semantic augmentation of 3D point clouds is a challenging problem with numerous real-world applications. While deep learning has revolutionised image segmentation and classification, its impact on point cloud is an active research field. In this paper, we propose an instance segmentation and augmentation of 3D point clouds using deep learning archi...
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The combination between dense point clouds and 3D vector objects permits new cartographic representation of urban information. This paper proposes an extension for the CityJSON encoding to support point clouds. Following the 3.0 CityGML specifications, attributes and features are added to the core module of v1.0.1 CityJSON. Two solutions are propos...
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The number of approaches available for semantic segmentation of point clouds has grown exponentially in recent years. The availability of numerous annotated datasets has resulted in the emergence of deep learning approaches with increasingly promising outcomes. Even if successful, the implementation of such algorithms requires operators with a high...
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3D point cloud of mosaic tesserae is used by heritage researchers, restorers and archaeologists for digital investigations. Information extraction, pattern analysis and semantic assignment are necessary to complement the geometric information. Automated processes that can speed up the task are highly sought after, especially new supervised approach...
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With the increasing volume of 3D applications using immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality, it is very interesting to create better ways to integrate unstructured 3D data such as point clouds as a source of data. Indeed, this can lead to an efficient workflow from 3D capture to 3D immersive environment creation without...
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The raw nature of point clouds is an important challenge for their direct exploitation in architecture, engineering and construction applications. Particularly, their lack of semantics hinders their utility for automatic workflows (Poux, 2019). In addition, the volume and the irregularity of the structure of point clouds makes it difficult to direc...
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The digital management of an archaeological site requires to store, organise, access and represent all the information that is collected on the field. Heritage building information modelling, archaeological or heritage information systems now tend to propose a common framework where all the materials are managed from a central database and visualis...
Conference Paper
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Point cloud data of indoor scenes is primarily composed of planar-dominant elements. Automatic shape segmentation is thus valuable to avoid labour intensive labelling. This paper provides a fully unsupervised region growing segmentation approach for efficient clustering of massive 3D point clouds. Our contribution targets a low-level grouping benef...
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The relevant insights provided by 3D City models greatly improve Smart Cities and their management policies. In the urban built environment, buildings frequently represent the most studied and modeled features. CityJSON format proposes a lightweight and developer-friendly alternative to CityGML. This paper proposes an improvement to the usability o...
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Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) attracts significant research and development efforts from both the industry and academia, but rarely integrate massive 3D dataset’s interactions. The emergence of dedicated AR devices and powerful Software Development Kit (ARCore for android and ARKit for iOS) improves performance on mobile devices (Smartphones and t...
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Automation in point cloud data processing is central for efficient knowledge discovery. In this paper, we propose an instance segmentation framework for indoor buildings datasets. The process is built on an unsupervised segmentation followed by an ontology-based classification reinforced by self-learning. We use both shape-based features that only...
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Point clouds generated from aerial LiDAR and photogrammetric techniques are great ways to obtain valuable spatial insights over large scale. However, their nature hinders the direct extraction and sharing of underlying information. The generation of consistent large-scale 3D city models from this real-world data is a major challenge. Specifically,...
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Reality capture allows for the reconstruction, with a high accuracy, of the physical reality of cultural heritage sites. Obtained 3D models are often used for various applications such as promotional content creation, virtual tours, and immersive experiences. In this paper, we study new ways to interact with these high-quality 3D reconstructions in...
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Interpreting 3D point cloud data of the interior and exterior of buildings is essential for automated navigation, interaction and 3D reconstruction. However, the direct exploitation of the geometry is challenging due to inherent obstacles such as noise, occlusions, sparsity or variance in the density. Alternatively, 3D mesh geometries derived from...
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With the increasing volume of 3D applications using immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality, it is very interesting to create better ways to integrate unstructured 3D data such as point clouds as a source of data. Indeed, this can lead to an efficient workflow from 3D capture to 3D immersive environment creation without...
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The raw nature of point clouds is an important challenge for their direct exploitation in architecture, engineering and construction applications. Particularly, their lack of semantics hinders their utility for automatic workflows (Poux, 2019). In addition, the volume and the irregularity of the structure of point clouds makes it difficult to direc...
Chapter
3D point cloud data describes our physical world spatially. Knowledge discovery processes including semantic segmentation and classification are a great way to complement this information by leveraging analytic or domain knowledge to extract semantics. Combining efficiently this information is an opening on intelligent environments and deep automat...
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Discrete spatial datasets known as point clouds often lay the groundwork for decision-making applications. E.g., we can use such data as a reference for autonomous cars and robot’s navigation, as a layer for floor-plan’s creation and building’s construction, as a digital asset for environment modelling and incident prediction... Applications are nu...
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PDF Version: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/11/3/236/pdf. ABSTRACT: 3D geovisualization is essential in urban planning as it assists the analysis of geospatial data and decision making in the design and development of land use and built environment. However, we noted that 3D geospatial models are commonly visualized arbitrarily as current 3D viewer...
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Virtual 3D city models act as valuable central information hubs supporting many aspects of cities, from management to planning and simulation. However, we noted that 3D city models are still underexploited and believe that this is partly due to inefficient visual communication channels across 3D model producers and the end-user. With the developmen...
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This paper deals with the establishment of a comprehensive methodological framework that defines 3D visualisation rules and its application in a decision support tool. Whilst the use of 3D models grows in many application fields, their visualisation remains challenging from the point of view of mapping and rendering aspects to be applied to suitabi...
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Reasoning from information extraction given by point cloud data mining allows contextual adaptation and fast decision making. However, to achieve this perceptive level, a point cloud must be semantically rich, retaining relevant information for the end user. This paper presents an automatic knowledge-based method for pre-processing multi-sensory da...
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While virtual copies of the real world tend to be created faster than ever through point clouds and derivatives, their working proficiency by all professionals’ demands adapted tools to facilitate knowledge dissemination. Digital investigations are changing the way cultural heritage researchers, archaeologists, and curators work and collaborate to...
Conference Paper
3D point clouds describe urban shape at different scales, precisions and resolutions depending on the underlying sensors and acquisition methodology. These factors influence the quality of the data, as well as its representativity. In this paper, we propose a multi-scale workflow to obtain a better description of the captured environment through a...
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This paper deals with the viewpoint management in 3D environments considering an allocentric environment. The recent advances in computer sciences and the growing number of affordable remote sensors lead to impressive improvements in the 3D visualisation. Despite some research relating to the analysis of visual variables used in 3D environments, we...
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During the past decade, the implementation of 3D visualization and Geographic Information System (GIS) in archaeological research has increased and is now well established. However, the combination of these two factors remains rather complicated when faced with archaeological data. Some of the characteristics of this discipline impose the developme...

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Segmentation & classification & interaction with points clouds in a virtual reality environnement
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This projects aim at gathering several works that contribute to extending the usage of point clouds in a wide array of applications by strongly considering an interoperable point cloud spatio-semantic data model: The Smart Point Cloud