The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XLII-2/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W1, 89–93, 2016
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W1, 89–93, 2016

  26 Oct 2016

26 Oct 2016


M. O. Selbesoglu1, T. Bakirman1, and O. Gokbayrak2 M. O. Selbesoglu et al.
  • 1Dept. of Geomatic Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 34220 Esenler Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2Governorship of Istanbul, 34110 Fatih Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Historical minarets, deformation measurement, cultural heritage, terrestrial laser scanning

Abstract. Historical structures are one of the most essential element of cultural heritage. They reflect history, lifestyle and tradition of a country and society. However, they are damaged through the years due to human activities and natural hazards. Therefore, digital documentation of structures and monuments is critical for preservation, sustainability and protection of cultural heritage. Terrestrial laser scanner is a widespread used tool for obtaining 3D representation of real world. In this study, we aimed to measure deformation of deformed minaret of a historical mosque using terrestrial laser scanner. In order to represent the geometry of the deformed minaret with high accuracy, 31 horizontal sections were created from the transition segment to the spire of the minaret with 30 cm intervals. The changing curvatures of the minaret were analysed in three parts; cylindrical part, balcony part and upper part. The offsets from the vertical axes for the parts of the minaret were found as 10.14 cm, 13.97 cm and 16.51 cm, respectively.