Volume II-5/W1
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W1, 145-150, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W1-145-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W1, 145-150, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W1-145-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  31 Jul 2013

31 Jul 2013

3D SURVEYING AND MODELING OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES – SOME CRITICAL ISSUES –

S. Gonizzi Barsanti1, F. Remondino2, and D. Visintini3 S. Gonizzi Barsanti et al.
  • 1Dept. of Mechanics, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
  • 23D Optical Metrology Unit, Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento, Italy
  • 3Dept. of Civil Eng. and Architecture, Univ. of Udine, Udine, Italy

Keywords: Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning, 3D Modelling, Survey, Archaeological Documentation

Abstract. The goal of the reported project is to test and evaluate 3D surveying and modelling methods to document the remaining ancient byzantine city walls of the archaeological site of Aquileia in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. The objectives are threefold: (1) to use 3D data to create maps, façades and sections that provide information useful for archaeological purposes such as the investigation of architectural construction techniques or construction phases, (2) to evaluate and compare photogrammetric and laser scanner data in order to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the two 3D surveying techniques for archaeological applications and needs and (3) to draw broader conclusions about the applicability of photogrammetry and laser scanning for documenting and analysing ancient walls within a particular set of environmental circumstances. The paper presents the employed 3D surveying techniques, the obtained 3D results and 2D products and some critical comments.