Volume XLII-2/W3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 97-103, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-97-2017
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 97-103, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-97-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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  23 Feb 2017

23 Feb 2017

THE USE OF 3D SCANNING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY TECHNIQUES IN THE CASE STUDY OF THE ROMAN THEATRE OF NIKOPOLIS. SURVEYING, VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION AND RESTORATION STUDY.

T. Bilis1, T. Kouimtzoglou2, M. Magnisali3, and P. Tokmakidis4 T. Bilis et al.
  • 1Architect, Phd Candidate NTUA, 4 P. Ioakim st., 17121, Athens, Greece
  • 2Architect, Phd Candidate NTUA, 22A Olympoy st., 15235, Athens, Greec
  • 3Architect, Phd Candidate NTUA, 21 Venizelou st., 17123, Athens, Greece
  • 4Rural and Surveying Engineer, PhD Candidate AUTh, 32 Democritu st., 55132, Kalamaria, Greece

Keywords: Theatre, Roman, Nikopolis, 3D scanning, Photogrammetry, Monument, Restoration

Abstract. The aim of this paper is to present the specific methods by which 3D scanning and photogrammetric techniques were incorporated into the architectural study, the documentation and the graphic restoration study of the monument of the ancient theatre of Nikopolis. Traditional methods of surveying were enhanced by the use of 3D scanning and image-based 3D reconstruction and 3D remodelling and renderings. For this reason, a team of specialists from different scientific fields has been organized. This presented the opportunity to observe every change of the restoration design process, not only by the use of common elevations and ground plans, but also in 3D space. It has been also very liberating to know how the monument will look like in this unique site after the restoration, so as to obtain at the study stage the best intervention decisions possible. Moreover, these modern work tools helped of course to convince the authorities for the accuracy of the restoration actions and finally to make the proposal clear to the public.