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Behaim Globe

Project researchers

The project deals with the 3D surveying and modeling of the Behaim Globe, the oldest (1492) still existing and intact globe of the earth, preserved in the German National Museum of Nuremberg, Germany. The work is primarily performed using high-resolution digital images and automatic photogrammetric techniques. Triangulation-based laser scanning is employed to fill some gaps in the derived image-based 3D geometry and perform geometric comparisons. The project aims to create high-resolution map-projections and is performed for scientific, conservation, visualization and educational purposes.
Website of the digitization project by the German National Museum.


Representative publications:
- Menna, F., Rizzi, A., Nocerino, E., Remondino, F., Gruen, A., 2012: High resolution 3D modeling of the Behaim globe. Int. Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. 39(5), pp. 115-120. XXII ISPRS Congress, Melbourne, Australia

Duration: 
1 year (2011-2012)
Partners: 

ETH Zurich, German National Museum of Nuremberg

Funding: 
German National Museum of Nuremberg, Germany
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