ORIENTAL – AUTOMATIC GEO-REFERENCING AND ORTHO-RECTIFICATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS
- 1Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science, University of Vienna Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1190 Vienna, Austria
- 2LBI for Archaeological Prospection & Virtual Archaeology Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria
- 3Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology Gusshausstrasse 27–29, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Keywords: Aerial photograph, orientation, georeference, archaeology, automation, software
Abstract. This paper presents the newly developed software OrientAL, which aims at providing a fully automated processing chain from aerial photographs to orthophoto maps. It considers the special requirements of archaeological aerial images, including oblique imagery, single images, poor approximate georeferencing, and historic photographs. As a first step the automatic relative orientation of images from an archaeological image archive is presented.