Volume XLII-2/W3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 147-154, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-147-2017
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 147-154, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-147-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  23 Feb 2017

23 Feb 2017

EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL OF IMAGING ROVER FOR AUTOMATIC POINT CLOUD GENERATION

V. Cera1 and M. Campi1,2 V. Cera and M. Campi
  • 1Dept. of Architecture, Federico II University, 80134 Naples, Italy
  • 2Urban Eco Research Center, Federico II University, 80134 Naples, Italy

Keywords: Multi-camera rover, close-range photogrammetry, UAV, architectural survey, accuracy analysis, Cultural Heritage

Abstract. The paper presents a phase of an on-going interdisciplinary research concerning the medieval site of Casertavecchia (Italy). The project aims to develop a multi-technique approach for the semantic - enriched 3D modeling starting from the automatic acquisition of several data.

In particular, the paper reports the results of the first stage about the Cathedral square of the medieval village. The work is focused on evaluating the potential of an imaging rover for automatic point cloud generation. Each of survey techniques has its own advantages and disadvantages so the ideal approach is an integrated methodology in order to maximize single instrument performance.

The experimentation was conducted on the Cathedral square of the ancient site of Casertavecchia, in Campania, Italy.