The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume XLII-4/W18
18 Oct 2019
 | 18 Oct 2019


A. Abzal, M. Saadatseresht, and M. Varshosaz

Keywords: Line Drawing, Geometric Documentation, Photometric Stereo, Fringe Projection

Abstract. Geometric documentation is one of the most important parts of a documentary report. Despite the advances made in the field of line drawing of ancient relief surfaces, in most cases, human operator interaction is unavoidable. In this paper, an algorithm for the semiautomatic line drawing of relief surfaces has been developed. In the proposed method, photometric stereo normals are used as a highresolution and low-noise data for the automatic extraction of surface edges. The normals are computed in 2D image space and also the fringe projection scanner is used for geometric correction of 2D image based drawings. Therefore, the drawings are converted to a metric map for geometric documentation reports. The results show that the efficiency of the proposed method, which has managed to correctly draw about more than 99% of the edge lines of an ancient relief. Also all of the drawn lines are completely coincided to the relief edges on its orthophoto image.