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Articles | Volume XLII-5/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5/W1, 365–371, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-W1-365-2017
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5/W1, 365–371, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-W1-365-2017

  16 May 2017

16 May 2017

MULTISCALE DOCUMENTATION AND MONITORING OF L’AQUILA HISTORICAL CENTRE USING UAV PHOTOGRAMMETRY

D. Dominici1, M. Alicandro1, E. Rosciano2, and V. Massimi1 D. Dominici et al.
  • 1University of L'Aquila, Department of Civil, Construction-Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Laboratory of Geomatic Afcea, Via Gronchi 18, L’Aquila, 67100, Italy
  • 2ASI, Italian Space Agency, Matera Space Center, Contrada Terlecchia, Matera, 75100, Italy

Keywords: Documentation, Geomatics, Historical Centre, Photogrammetry, UAV

Abstract. Nowadays geomatic techniques can guarantee not only a precise and accurate survey for the documentation of our historical heritage but also a solution to monitor its behaviour over time after, for example, a catastrophic event (earthquakes, landslides, ecc). Europe is trying to move towards harmonized actions to store information on cultural heritage (MIBAC with the ICCS forms, English heritage with the MIDAS scheme, etc) but it would be important to provide standardized methods in order to perform measuring operations to collect certified metric data. The final result could be a database to support the entire management of the cultural heritage and also a checklist of “what to do” and “when to do it”. The wide range of geomatic techniques provides many solutions to acquire, to organize and to manage data at a multiscale level: high resolution satellite images can provide information in a short time during the “early emergency” while UAV photogrammetry and laser scanning can provide digital high resolution 3D models of buildings, ortophotos of roofs and facades and so on. This paper presents some multiscale survey case studies using UAV photogrammetry: from a minor historical village (Aielli) to the centre of L’Aquila (Santa Maria di Collemaggio Church) from the post-emergency to now. This choice has been taken not only to present how geomatics is an effective science for modelling but also to present a complete and reliable way to perform conservation and/or restoration through precise monitoring techniques, as shown in the third case study.