Special Issue "Image-Based Modeling for 3D Metric Representation of Cultural Heritage Environment"

A special issue of Heritage (ISSN 2571-9408).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Massimiliano Pepe
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Department of Sciences and Technologies (DIST), University of Naples “Parthenope”, Centro Direzionale Is. C4, 80143 Naples, Italy
Interests: photogrammetry; laser scanning; GIS; 3D reconstruction; aerial survey
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Dear Colleagues,

Image-Based Modeling (IBM) for the digital representation of Cultural Heritage (CH) is becoming more and more widespread thanks to its ability to produce accurate 3D Point Clouds (PC) and/or 3D textured models. This Special Issue aims at showcasing the latest advances, trends and best practices of the IBM in order to produce 3D Point Clouds or 3D textured models in a Cultural Heritage environment, taking into account even of the recent technological developments of terrestrial, aerial and satellite platforms. Therefore, research articles addressing the following (not exhaustive) list of topics are invited:

  • Image matching algorithms;
  • 3D reconstruction in CH environment using images generated by Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite;
  • 3D reconstruction in CH environment using images generated by passive sensors mounted on UAV or airborne platform;
  • 3D reconstruction in CH environment using images generated by passive sensors in terrestrial survey;
  • Integration of 3D datasets generated by different passive sensors or platforms in CH environment;
  • Open-source and free algorithms for 3D modeling with application in CH environment.

Dr. Massimiliano Pepe
Dr. Francesco Soldovieri
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Image-based modelling
  • UAV
  • structure from motion
  • Photogrammetry
  • aerial survey
  • Point Clouds
  • 3D models

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Survey and Photogrammetric Restitution of Monumental Complexes: Issues and Solutions—The Case of the Manfredonic Castle of Mussomeli
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 774-786; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/heritage2010050 - 28 Feb 2019
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The latest results obtained through photogrammetric restitution enhanced by GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) survey achieved increased levels of accuracy. These survey solutions are used to rapidly obtain a detailed model with an excellent level of accuracy (centimetric) with cheaper [...] Read more.
The latest results obtained through photogrammetric restitution enhanced by GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) survey achieved increased levels of accuracy. These survey solutions are used to rapidly obtain a detailed model with an excellent level of accuracy (centimetric) with cheaper equipment. However, the contour conditions are not always favorable for obtaining the best results in a simple way. The work presented in this paper shows the survey and the photogrammetric restitution of the Manfredonic Castle of Mussomeli in Sicily, developed as a part of the PON NEPTIS European Project, aimed at the valorization of Cultural Heritage (CH). This case is a typical example of a complex survey carried out in an impervious environment where traditional survey procedures are totally useless or require a longer amount of time and great effort if a high level of accuracy is requested. In this case, considering the natural conditions of the site, the only way to perform the task has been the use of photogrammetric restitution based on UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technologies and GNSS survey. The precision obtained from the results allowed us to create a geometric 3D reconstruction of the monumental complex of the castle for the valorization of the site, which was the main goal of the whole process. The procedure that is the focus of this work is a test of rapid 3D CH survey and documentation in an impervious environment. Full article
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A New Practical Approach for 3D Documentation in Ultraviolet Fluorescence and Infrared Reflectography of Polychromatic Sculptures as Fundamental Step in Restoration
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 207-215; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/heritage2010015 - 15 Jan 2019
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The aim of this work is to present a new practical approach to digital photogrammetry to obtain 3D models of polychromatic sculptures under ultraviolet fluorescence and near-infrared by starting from photographic images. This digital photogrammetry was applied recently to a 17th-century reliquary bust [...] Read more.
The aim of this work is to present a new practical approach to digital photogrammetry to obtain 3D models of polychromatic sculptures under ultraviolet fluorescence and near-infrared by starting from photographic images. This digital photogrammetry was applied recently to a 17th-century reliquary bust representing St. Rodonio, a saint particularly venerated by the Orthodox Church, presently under restoration in the Laboratories of University of Tuscia and belonging to the Museum of Colle del Duomo of Viterbo (Italy). The acquisitions of ultraviolet fluorescence and infrared frames were performed using a Nikon D5300 digital SLR camera and a modified low-cost digital camera (Samsung Model NX3300), respectively. The three-dimensional UV and IR models were obtained using Agisoft PhotoScan® software. The generated ultraviolet 3D model of the bust makes visible, in a single file, the fluorescence induced by UV radiation on the entire sculpture, highlighting surface abrasions, organic dyes, and ancient protective features. The infrared 3D model allowed for better definition of the details of the drawing used for eyes, nose and mouth definition. In conclusion, the ultraviolet fluorescence and IR 3D models of Saint Rodonio were particularly useful as documentation tools for the conservation status and for the painting construction, allowing us to perfectly map the original and restoration materials and to detect the drawing in single dynamic 3D files following a totally non-invasive, cost-effective, and rapid approach. Full article
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Integrating Non-Destructive Testing, Laser Scanning, and Numerical Modeling for Damage Assessment: The Room of the Elements
Heritage 2019, 2(1), 151-168; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/heritage2010012 - 10 Jan 2019
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For preservation efforts and stability assessment of historic structures it is imperative to understand the extent of existing damages and possible modes for how they could have occurred. The aim of this work is to illustrate the importance of integrating documentation, non-destructive testing, [...] Read more.
For preservation efforts and stability assessment of historic structures it is imperative to understand the extent of existing damages and possible modes for how they could have occurred. The aim of this work is to illustrate the importance of integrating documentation, non-destructive testing, and numerical modeling for damage assessment of heritage structures. In particular, this work explores the synthesis of these techniques on a plastered masonry wall in Palazzo Vecchio. Laser scanning was used to capture the geometry of the wall while terrestrial photogrammetry and high-resolution images were used to document the magnitude of cracking in the plaster layer. High resolution thermal images were used to document the distribution of stones and additional cracks not visible through the plaster layer. The results of documentation and non-destructive testing were used to generate an as-built model for structural analysis. Finite distinct element modeling was used to simulate the response of the wall to a series of loading conditions. By comparing the results of simulation to existing crack patterns, theories for how the damage occurred were generated. Full article
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