Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 295-301, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-295-2017
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 295-301, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-295-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  18 Aug 2017

18 Aug 2017

FROM METRIC IMAGE ARCHIVES TO POINT CLOUD RECONSTRUCTION: CASE STUDY OF THE GREAT MOSQUE OF ALEPPO IN SYRIA

P. Grussenmeyer1 and O. Al Khalil2 P. Grussenmeyer and O. Al Khalil
  • 1Photogrammetry and Geomatics Group, ICube Laboratory UMR 7357, INSA Strasbourg, France
  • 2Department of Topography, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Tishreen University, Lattaquié, Syria

Keywords: Image Archives, Metric, Documentation, Photogrammetry, Structure from Motion, Point Clouds

Abstract. The paper presents photogrammetric archives from Aleppo (Syria), collected between 1999 and 2002 by the Committee for maintenance and restoration of the Great Mosque in partnership with the Engineering Unit of the University of Aleppo. During that period, terrestrial photogrammetric data and geodetic surveys of the Great Omayyad mosque were recorded for documentation purposes and geotechnical studies. During the recent war in Syria, the Mosque has unfortunately been seriously damaged and its minaret has been completely destroyed. The paper presents a summary of the documentation available from the past projects as well as solutions of 3D reconstruction based on the processing of the photogrammetric archives with the latest 3D image-based techniques.