Volume II-5
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5, 251-258, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-251-2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5, 251-258, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-251-2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  28 May 2014

28 May 2014

Photogrammetric Archaeological Survey with UAV

A. Mouget1 and G. Lucet2 A. Mouget and G. Lucet
  • 1ENSG, National School of Geomatics, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne, France
  • 2Institute of Aesthetic Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Keywords: UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), photogrammetry, MicMac, orthophoto, 3D model, archaeological site, survey

Abstract. This document describes a way to obtain various photogrammetric products from aerial photograph using a drone. The aim of the project was to develop a methodology to obtain information for the study of the architecture of pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Mexico combining the manoeuvrability and low cost of a drone with the accuracy of the results of the open source photogrammetric MicMac software. It presents the UAV and the camera used, explains how to manipulate it to carry out stereoscopic photographs, the flight and camera parameters chosen, the treatments performed to obtain orthophotos and 3D models with a centimetric resolution, and finally outlines the quality of the results.