Special Section on Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

Four-dimensional reconstruction of cultural heritage sites based on photogrammetry and clustering

[+] Author Affiliations
Athanasios Voulodimos, Nikolaos Doulamis, Anastasios Doulamis

National Technical University of Athens, Computer Vision and Photogrammetry Laboratory, Heroon Polytechneiou 9, 15780 Athens, Greece

Dieter Fritsch

University of Stuttgart, Institute for Photogrammetry, Geschwister-Scholl-Street, 24D, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Konstantinos Makantasis

Technical University of Crete, Computer Vision and Decision Support Laboratory, Kounoupidiana, 73100 Chania, Greece

Michael Klein

7reasons Ltd., Bäuerlegasse 4–6, 1200 Vienna, Austria

J. Electron. Imaging. 26(1), 011013 (Nov 30, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.011013
History: Received June 30, 2016; Accepted November 2, 2016
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Abstract.  A system designed and developed for the three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of cultural heritage (CH) assets is presented. Two basic approaches are presented. The first one, resulting in an “approximate” 3-D model, uses images retrieved in online multimedia collections; it employs a clustering-based technique to perform content-based filtering and eliminate outliers that significantly reduce the performance of 3-D reconstruction frameworks. The second one is based on input image data acquired through terrestrial laser scanning, as well as close range and airborne photogrammetry; it follows a sophisticated multistep strategy, which leads to a “precise” 3-D model. Furthermore, the concept of change history maps is proposed to address the computational limitations involved in four-dimensional (4-D) modeling, i.e., capturing 3-D models of a CH landmark or site at different time instances. The system also comprises a presentation viewer, which manages the display of the multifaceted CH content collected and created. The described methods have been successfully applied and evaluated in challenging real-world scenarios, including the 4-D reconstruction of the historic Market Square of the German city of Calw in the context of the 4-D-CH-World EU project.

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Athanasios Voulodimos ; Nikolaos Doulamis ; Dieter Fritsch ; Konstantinos Makantasis ; Anastasios Doulamis, et al.
"Four-dimensional reconstruction of cultural heritage sites based on photogrammetry and clustering", J. Electron. Imaging. 26(1), 011013 (Nov 30, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.26.1.011013


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