(Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
Keywords: Database, DTM, Photogrammetry
The main purpose of this study is to present the foundations of forming new documentation standards for the Nea Paphos, Cyprus site.
The main goal of the works that are the topic of this presentation was to create a complete database in a GIS environment as a base for 3D database map. The first step in the development of the database was to prepare digital terrain models (DTM) for the aforementioned sites, using a 3D scanner together with Microstation and Micromap software. The models will be supplemented by applying calibrated photogrammetric documentation of registered architectural structures and trench profiles. It will result in a three-dimensional site model with the possibility of further developing each of its individual components.
The three-dimensional site model will serve as a basis for a multilayer orthophotomap, which will also include aerial photographs and geophysical maps, as well as archival photos and maps. The whole project, developed in a GIS environment, will be supplemented with information on the archaeological material collected during the excavations, i.e. its location, illustration, photograph, chronology, etc. As mentioned above, it will result in a complete database functioning in one system with the access to all the information about the site, its architecture and full documentation for both field and lab use.
This type of holistic approach to create databases on the classic sites on Cyprus has not been used so far. We want to show the possibilities and facilities of using this type of solutions. Also an important aspect will be to present the logistical arrangements made for implementation these tasks which have to be done.