CLOSE-RANGE PHOTOGRAMMETRIC TOOLS FOR SMALL 3D ARCHEOLOGICAL OBJECTS
Keywords: Close-Range Photogrammetry, 3D Modelling, Automation, Cultural Heritage, Dense correlation, Quality, Open Source
Abstract. This article will focus on the first experiments carried out for our PHD thesis, which is meant to make the new image-based methods available for archeologists. As a matter of fact, efforts need to be made to find cheap, efficient and user-friendly procedures for image acquisition, data processing and quality control. Among the numerous tasks that archeologists have to face daily is the 3D recording of very small objects. The Apero/MicMac tools were used for the georeferencing and the dense correlation procedures. Relatively standard workflows lead to depth maps, which can be represented either as 3D point clouds or shaded relief images.