COMPARISON AND EVALUATION OF TLSS AND MOBILE LIDAR SCANNERS FOR MULTI-SCALE 3D DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
Keywords: 3D documentation, archaeology, cultural heritage, TLS, Mobile Scanners
Abstract. Field documentation of archaeological sites and built heritage by point-cloud is very effective in yielding arbitrary 3- dimensional shapes of various objects. There are several options for methods and devices such as TLSs, Mobile scanners, and SfM-MVS-based CRP. These are based on different technology, mechanism, and algorithm. Therefore, it is difficult to compare their precision, resolution, and measurement error in the same manner under practical conditions rather than catalog specification. The authors plan and carry out a field experiment of 3D point-cloud measurement in an archaeological site to obtain sample data for comparison between methods and devices under controlled conditions. Through comparative analysis, we evaluate character and advantage, as well as comparative measurement errors between methods and devices, then argue the combined use of different methods and devices under the “Multi-scale 3D scan strategy”.