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Articles | Volume XXXIX-B5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B5, 127–131, 2012
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B5, 127–131, 2012

  27 Jul 2012

27 Jul 2012


W. Schuhr1, J. D. Lee2, and E. Kanngieser3 W. Schuhr et al.
  • 1University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2Kumoh National University of Technology (kit), Gumi, Republic of Korea
  • 3HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, History, Internet/Web, Human Settlement, Technology

Abstract. It is the intention of this paper, to contribute to a sustainable future by providing objective object information based on 3D photography as well as promoting 3D photography not only for scientists, but also for amateurs. Due to the presentation of this article by CIPA Task Group 3 on "3D Photographs in Cultural Heritage", the presented samples are masterpieces of historic as well as of current 3D photography concentrating on cultural heritage.

In addition to a report on exemplarily access to international archives of 3D photographs, samples for new 3D photographs taken with modern 3D cameras, as well as by means of a ground based high resolution XLITE staff camera and also 3D photographs taken from a captive balloon and the use of civil drone platforms are dealt with.

To advise on optimum suited 3D methodology, as well as to catch new trends in 3D, an updated synoptic overview of the 3D visualization technology, even claiming completeness, has been carried out as a result of a systematic survey.

In this respect, e.g., today's lasered crystals might be "early bird" products in 3D, which, due to lack in resolution, contrast and color, remember to the stage of the invention of photography.