Volume IV-2/W2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2/W2, 319-325, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W2-319-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2/W2, 319-325, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W2-319-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  17 Aug 2017

17 Aug 2017

THREE DIMENSIONAL RECONSTRUCTION WORKFLOWS FOR LOST CULTURAL HERITAGE MONUMENTS EXPLOITING PUBLIC DOMAIN AND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAMMETRIC IMAGERY

W. Wahbeh and S. Nebiker W. Wahbeh and S. Nebiker
  • FHNW, Institute of Geomatics Engineering, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland

Keywords: Photogrammetry, Reconstruction, Heritage, Monuments

Abstract. In our paper, we document experiments and results of image-based 3d reconstructions of famous heritage monuments which were recently damaged or completely destroyed by the so-called Islamic state in Syria and Iraq. The specific focus of our research is on the combined use of professional photogrammetric imagery and of publicly available imagery from the web for optimally 3d reconstructing those monuments. The investigated photogrammetric reconstruction techniques include automated bundle adjustment and dense multi-view 3d reconstruction using public domain and professional imagery on the one hand and an interactive polygonal modelling based on projected panoramas on the other. Our investigations show that the combination of these two image-based modelling techniques delivers better results in terms of model completeness, level of detail and appearance.