Deployed Application Case Study Papers
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is the largest municipality in Japan and conducts building change identification work. Recently, Tokyo terminated its traditional visual identification work that has been in use for 20 years and shifted to a new automated system. This paper is intended to introduce the Fixed Assets Change Judgment (FACJ) system and its core tool, RealScape. RealScape automatically detects the changes in the height and color of buildings based on three-dimensional (3D) analysis of aerial photographs. It employs a unique pixel-by-pixel stereo processing method and enables the foot-level precision for each building. RealScape detects building changes more accurately than visual judgment operations by humans and reduces the labor costs to one third of the traditional approach and the required judgment duration to about two weeks per 100km2.