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Articles | Volume XL-5/W7
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W7, 491–494, 2015
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W7, 491–494, 2015

  13 Aug 2015

13 Aug 2015

3D Scan of Ornamental Column (huabiao) Using Terrestrial LiDAR and Hand-held Imager

W. Zhang1, C. Wang2, and X. Xi2 W. Zhang et al.
  • 1State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Beijing Key Laboratory of Environmental Remote Sensing and Digital City, School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875 China
  • 2Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100094 China

Keywords: 3D Scan, Ornamental Column, Huabiao, Terrestrial LiDAR, Structured Light

Abstract. In ancient China, Huabiao was a type of ornamental column used to decorate important buildings. We carried out 3D scan of a Huabiao located in Peking University, China. This Huabiao was built no later than 1742. It is carved by white marble, 8 meters in height. Clouds and various postures of dragons are carved on its body. Two instruments were used to acquire the point cloud of this Huabiao, a terrestrial LiDAR (Riegl VZ-1000) and a hand-held imager (Mantis Vision F5). In this paper, the details of the experiment were described, including the differences between these two instruments, such as working principle, spatial resolution, accuracy, instrument dimension and working flow. The point clouds obtained respectively by these two instruments were compared, and the registered point cloud of Huabiao was also presented. These should be of interest and helpful for the research communities of archaeology and heritage.