Visualization of the construction of ancient roman buildings in ostia using point cloud data

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The implementation of laser scanning in the field of archaeology provides us with an entirely new dimension in research and surveying. It allows us to digitally recreate individual objects, or entire cities, using millions of three-dimensional points grouped together in what is referred to as 'point clouds'. In addition, the visualization of the point cloud data, which can be used in the final report by archaeologists and architects, should usually be produced as a JPG or TIFF file. Not only the visualization of point cloud data, but also re-examination of older data and new survey of the construction of Roman building applying remote-sensing technology for precise and detailed measurements afford new information that may lead to revising drawings of ancient buildings which had been adduced as evidence without any consideration of a degree of accuracy, and finally can provide new research of ancient buildings. We used laser scanners at fields because of its speed, comprehensive coverage, accuracy and flexibility of data manipulation. Therefore, we "skipped" many of post-processing and focused on the images created from the meta-data simply aligned using a tool which extended automatic feature-matching algorithm and a popular renderer that can provide graphic results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-352
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
Issue number2W3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 23 2017
Event2017 TC II and CIPA - 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures - Nafplio, Greece
Duration: Mar 1 2017Mar 3 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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