Volume III-5
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-5, 57-64, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-5-57-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-5, 57-64, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-5-57-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  06 Jun 2016

06 Jun 2016

DATA PROVENANCE IN PHOTOGRAMMETRY THROUGH DOCUMENTATION PROTOCOLS

N. Carboni1, G. Bruseker2, A. Guillem3, D. Bellido Castañeda4, C. Coughenour5, M. Domajnko6, M. de Kramer7, M. M. Ramos Calles8, E. K. Stathopoulou9, and R. Suma10 N. Carboni et al.
  • 1UMR 3495 MAP CNRS/MCC, Marseille, France
  • 2ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • 3University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 4ArcTron3D GmbH, Altenthann, Germany
  • 5Institute for Photogrammetry, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 6Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 77Reasons Medien GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  • 83D Optical Metrology Group, FBK Trento, Italy
  • 9Laboratory of Photogrammetry, National Technical University of Athens,Greece
  • 10University of Warwick, UK

Keywords: Documentation, Metadata, Process Analysis, Close-range photogrammetry, Data Provenance, Paradata

Abstract. Documenting the relevant aspects in digitisation processes such as photogrammetry in order to provide a robust provenance for their products continues to present a challenge. The creation of a product that can be re-used scientifically requires a framework for consistent, standardised documentation of the entire digitisation pipeline. This article provides an analysis of the problems inherent to such goals and presents a series of protocols to document the various steps of a photogrammetric workflow. We propose this pipeline, with descriptors to track all phases of digital product creation in order to assure data provenance and enable the validation of the operations from an analytic and production perspective. The approach aims to support adopters of the workflow to define procedures with a long term perspective. The conceptual schema we present is founded on an analysis of information and actor exchanges in the digitisation process. The metadata were defined through the synthesis of previous proposals in this area and were tested on a case study. We performed the digitisation of a set of cultural heritage artefacts from an Iron Age burial in Ilmendorf, Germany. The objects were captured and processed using different techniques, including a comparison of different imaging tools and algorithms. This augmented the complexity of the process allowing us to test the flexibility of the schema for documenting complex scenarios. Although we have only presented a photogrammetry digitisation scenario, we claim that our schema is easily applicable to a multitude of 3D documentation processes.