Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 8th International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation

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COMMUNICATING THE CUTURAL HERITAGE THROUGH THE USE OF DRONES, 3D MODELS AND APP. CASE OF STUDY: “FERRAN3DINA”
Antonio Pecci

Last modified: 21-09-2016

Abstract


In recent years we have witnessed to a great change in the archaeological and architectural relief due to the introduction of the laser scanner (Böhler 2006; Vosselman and Maas 2010) and to the improvement of the Structure from Motion techniques (Remondino and El-Hakim 2006; Caprioli and Scognamiglio 2009). These new methods allow the restitution of accurate 3D models of small objects, monuments, and territories, for the purpose of study, documentation, divulging, monitoring and restauration (Kourtzellis 2009; De Reu 2013; Hörr and Brunnett 2013; Forte et al. 2015). The data acquisition is made through the use of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) (Colomina and Molina 2014), tools that are becoming ever more economic and efficient. Through the utilization of a drone and by the application of SFM techniques we can realize 3D models in a short time and with reduced costs. This models can be published on the internet or implemented on an APP for tablet or smartphone. Through new  technologies we can take advantage of digital content in 3D (Bruno et al. 2010) to observe artifacts, historic buildings and archaeological sites through a different, intriguing and interactive approach, improving communication as well as encouraging real visits of the objects. In the following contribution we first create the 3D models of particular prestigious buildings of the city of Ferrandina (Basilicata, Italy) and after an APP for smartphones and tablets that allows viewing in three dimensions of some monuments, accompanied by a descriptive card and useful information such as opening times, etc. This is a work-in-progress project so the early interesting results presented here are partial.

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