Towards Structural Monitoring and 3D Documentation of Architectural Heritage Using UAV

  • Danila Germanese
  • Giuseppe Riccardo Leone
  • Davide Moroni
  • Maria Antonietta PascaliEmail author
  • Marco Tampucci
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 833)


This paper describes how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) may support the architectural heritage preservation and dissemination. In detail, this work deals with the long-term monitoring of the crack pattern of historic structures, and with the reconstruction of interactive 3D scene in order to provide both the scholar and the general public with a simple and engaging tool to analyze or visit the historic structure.


Crack quantification methodology Crack monitoring Photogrammetry UAV 3D rendering 



This work is being carried out in the framework of the Tuscany Regional Project MOSCARDO (FAR-FAS 2014). The Jetson TX1 embedded processor used for this research was donated by the NVIDIA Corporation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danila Germanese
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Riccardo Leone
    • 1
  • Davide Moroni
    • 1
  • Maria Antonietta Pascali
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Tampucci
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information Science and TechnologiesNational Research Council of ItalyPisaItaly

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