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S12-10 Multimodal data fusion for the non-destructive assessment of the Baptistery di San Giovanni in Florence, Italy

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Fusion of 2D and 3D Imaging Data for the Non-Destructive Assessment of the Baptistery di San Giovanni in Florence, Italy

Michael Hess, Michael Yeager, Vid Petrovic, Falko Kuester

Three-dimensional data capture has long enabled visually compelling renderings of target environments, but in most cases the generated data are not utilized to their fullest potential for scientific analysis and interpretation. In addition to realistic rendering, 3D data streams from techniques like laser scanning and photogrammetry can be used for analysis of raw 3D point data and they can also serve as a digital scaffold which can be used to spatially anchor other data streams into one holistic model that serves as the digital surrogate. A case study at the Baptistery di San Giovanni in Florence, Italy is discussed here, wherein multiple 2D and 3D non-destructive techniques were used to digitally document the monument in order to study its construction. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) was used to measure accurate, high-resolution geometry throughout the structure. Portions of the raw data were analyzed in order to quantify and visualize the effects of centuries of structural changes and aging. The dense set of 3D coordinates also serves as the geometric scaffold used to anchor thermal imaging, ground penetrating radar and photogrammetry data. The analyzed point data as well as the data from the other imaging modalities can now be visualized together within the entire laser scanning model of the Baptistery. The utilized visualization environment allows for interactive exploration and manipulation of the holistic digital surrogate. Interactive visualization of the data enables more effective communication of the imaging results to stakeholders and facilitates collaboration with different domain experts for further analysis and interpretation of the multimodal data. The presented methodology for multimodal data fusion can be repeated to incorporate other data types and the flexible visualization environment supports the evolution and growth of input data.

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Carlo Bianchini

Professor, Dept. of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome
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Carlo Inglese

Associate Professor, Sapienza University of Roma
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Alfonso Ippolito

Associate Professor, Sapienza University of Rome

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Michael Hess

Ph.D. Student, University of California, San Diego
I am a structural engineering Ph.D. student and I am a part of a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and archaeologists working to document, visualize and analyze pieces of cultural heritage. The goal of my research is to use non-destructive imaging techniques such as... Read More →

Wednesday March 30, 2016 15:55 - 16:20 CEST
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