Carmela CRESCENZI | Francesco TIOLI | Simone BENEVENTI | Fabrizio FORTE
(Università degli Studi di Firenze – DIDA, Firenze, Italy)

Keywords: Survey Lidar, 3D modelling, Swabian castle of Bari, archaeological study

The study, entrusted to the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence,  shows the first data of the survey and the idea of a multimedia project for the orientation visit of Norman Swabian Castle in Bari.
The Castle is about to potentiate its museum activity to tell its history and that of the territory. Opening to a cultural role, “U Castidd” will give voice to the remains found in the excavations on site and those kept by the Architectonic and the Land-scape heritage Superintendence of Bari. The same Bari Superintendence, who has benefited from funding POiN 2012-2016 “Cultural and natural attractions for tourism”, carried out the development project.
The enhancement and preservation of cultural heritage and the promotion depend on innovative processes of data acquisition, management and knowledge. Digital technologies, constantly evolving, provide new tools useful in the research and aimed to the “smart” Documentation of Cultural Heritage, from the finds to the archaeological or architectural areas as in the case study.
The project uses different kind of visualizations and digital representations developed to show the cultural heritage. Lidar and photogrammetric technique allow accurate surveys and diversified processing outputs.
The relation shows the issues encountered during the data processing whit the Autodesk software e the approach to pursuit the expected result both in measure and in the final product.
The initial good display and assembly speed of point clouds is affected by the increase of the number of clouds. The quality of collimation and recording is compromised, for example, by some proposed software suggestions, such as creating cloud blocks to merge them later, or to optimize the file at its saving and closing.
Additionally, the user friendly interface give to the user a little control over the model, and the lack of output formats force the user to use exclusively other Autodesk software.

Relevance Conference / Relevance Session:
Case study and critical analysis on limits and possibilities of 3D reconstruction software, applied to the field of architectural relief.

Strategic combination of different techniques and software to get the most accurate result.


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