A PROMPT METHODOLOGY TO GEOREFERENCE COMPLEX HYPOGEA ENVIRONMENTS
- 1Parthenope University of Naples, Centro Direzionale Isola C4, Naples, Italy
- 2Sapienza University of Rome, DICEA, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
- 3Niccolò Cusano University Via Don Carlo Gnocchi 3, 00166 Rome, Italy
Keywords: Photogrammetry, Videogrammetry, Structure from Motion, Cultural Heritage, 3D modeling, Georeferencing, Visual Navigation
Abstract. Actually complex underground structures and facilities occupy a wide space in our cities, most of them are often unsurveyed; cable duct, drainage system are not exception. Furthermore, several inspection operations are performed in critical air condition, that do not allow or make more difficult a conventional survey. In this scenario a prompt methodology to survey and georeferencing such facilities is often indispensable.
A visual based approach was proposed in this paper; such methodology provides a 3D model of the environment and the path followed by the camera using the conventional photogrammetric/Structure from motion software tools. The key-role is played by the lens camera; indeed, a fisheye system was employed to obtain a very wide field of view (FOV) and therefore high overlapping among the frames. The camera geometry is in according to a forward motion along the axis camera. Consequently, to avoid instability of bundle adjustment algorithm a preliminary calibration of camera was carried out. A specific case study was reported and the accuracy achieved.