Volume XXXIX-B5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B5, 115-120, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B5-115-2012
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B5, 115-120, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B5-115-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  27 Jul 2012

27 Jul 2012

\HIGH RESOLUTION 3D MODELING OF THE BEHAIM GLOBE

F. Menna1, A. Rizzi1, E. Nocerino1, F. Remondino1, and A. Gruen2 F. Menna et al.
  • 13D Optical Metrology (3DOM) unit, Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento, Italy
  • 2Institute of Conservation and Building Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Keywords: 3D modeling, Laser scanning, Image matching, Point cloud, Texturing, Cultural Heritage

Abstract. The article describes the 3D surveying and modeling of the Behaim globe, the oldest still existing and intact globe of the earth, preserved at the German National Museum of Nuremberg, Germany. The work is primarily performed using high-resolution digital images and automatic photogrammetric techniques. Triangulation-based laser scanning is also employed to fill some gaps in the derived image-based 3D geometry and perform geometric comparisons. Major problems are encountered in texture mapping. The 3D modeling project and the creation of high-resolution map-projections is performed for scientific, conservation, visualization and education purposes.