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3D Modelling Through Photogrammetry in Cultural Heritage

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_206-1



Photogrammetry is a technique for estimating the exact position of surface points of an object by using multiple photographs. Aerial photogrammetry is based on the acquisition of photographs of a certain area from the sky, commonly by placing cameras on a plane, drone, or even a satellite, to create a topographical map or terrain model. Terrestrial photogrammetry aims at taking 3D measurements of an object, using photographs of that object taken from a camera positioned on the surface of the earth. Terrestrial photogrammetry is also referred to as close-range photogrammetry when the photographs of the object are taken at a close range.


Photogrammetry is a manual process which requires in-depth understanding since it involves several aspects; for instance, the focal length and position of the camera when taking each photograph will impact the quality of the end result. However, recent technological advancements...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cultural Technology and CommunicationUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece
  2. 2.Department of Product and Systems Design EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanErmoupoliGreece