The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-5/W7
13 Aug 2015
 | 13 Aug 2015

Towards Image Documentation of Grave Coverings and Epitaphs for Exhibition Purposes

G. Pomaska and N. Dementiev

Keywords: Structure from Motion, Mesh Processing, Rendering, Raspberry Pi, Python, Image Presentation

Abstract. Epitaphs and memorials as immovable items in sacred spaces provide with their inscriptions valuable documents of history. Today not only photography or photos are suitable as presentation material for cultural assets in museums. Computer vision and photogrammetry provide methods for recording, 3D modelling, rendering under artificial light conditions as well as further options for analysis and investigation of artistry. For exhibition purposes epitaphs have been recorded by the structure from motion method. A comparison of different kinds of SFM software distributions could be worked out. The suitability of open source software in the mesh processing chain from modelling up to displaying on computer monitors should be answered. Raspberry Pi, a computer in SoC technology works as a media server under Linux applying Python scripts. Will the little computer meet the requirements for a museum and is the handling comfortable enough for staff and visitors? This contribution reports about the case study.