Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 687-693, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-687-2017
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 687-693, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-687-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  21 Aug 2017

21 Aug 2017

HIGH-QUALITY 3D MODELS AND THEIR USE IN A CULTURAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION PROJECT

G. Tucci, V. Bonora, A. Conti, and L. Fiorini G. Tucci et al.
  • Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Florence, GeCo Lab, via P.A. Micheli 8, Florence, Italy

Keywords: Glazed terracotta, Photogrammetry, Orthophoto, Mesh Model, Virtual restoration

Abstract. Cultural heritage digitization and 3D modelling processes are mainly based on laser scanning and digital photogrammetry techniques to produce complete, detailed and photorealistic three-dimensional surveys: geometric as well as chromatic aspects, in turn testimony of materials, work techniques, state of preservation, etc., are documented using digitization processes.

The paper explores the topic of 3D documentation for conservation purposes; it analyses how geomatics contributes in different steps of a restoration process and it presents an overview of different uses of 3D models for the conservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage. The paper reports on the project to digitize the earthenware frieze of the Ospedale del Ceppo in Pistoia (Italy) for 3D documentation, restoration work support, and digital and physical reconstruction and integration purposes. The intent to design an exhibition area suggests new ways to take advantage of 3D data originally acquired for documentation and scientific purposes.