3 Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen / Three Peaks)
3D GIS for archaeological investigations
Current ICT capabilities are ready to move beyond simple 3D recording and visualization, but few analytical tools linking GIS and 3D technologies have been developed for use on the web. This project explores potentially transformative technologies and actively links the fields of 3D modeling and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by creating and testing new analytical tools for 3D Web GIS environments. Experiments with touchless remote controller (Kinect) are also performed, in order to create a sense of spatial awareness and embodiment in the reconstructed 3D environment. The case study is the UNESCO heritage site of Copan (Honduras) where 3D Web GIS tools are used to investigate ancient human-environment interaction. The project is based upon the results achieved within the MayaArch3D project.
3D-ICONS is an EU-funded project (EU ICT Policy Support Programme) which brings together partners from across Europe with the relevant expertise to digitise architectural and archaeological monuments and buildings in 3D. The project is designed to (i) establish a complete pipeline for the production of 3D replicas of archaeological monuments and historic buildings which covers all technical, legal and organisational aspects, (ii) create 3D models and a range of other materials (images, texts and videos) of a series of internationally important monuments and buildings and (iii) provide content to Europeana library.
3D Medical Imaging
The project deals with the use of medical data (CT and visible imagery), for various applications and needs, such as:
- creation of artificial hearths (Total Artificial Heart - TAH): an invasive device that needs a correct design, realization and implantation, based on virtual techniques. The aim of the project is to realize a virtual fitting process to better design and implant artificial hearts using CT-based generated 3D geometries of cardiopulmonary and skeletal structures.
Gallo, M., D'Onofrio, A., Tarantini, G., Nocerino, E., Remondino, F., Gerosa, G., 2016: 3D-printing model for complex aortic transcatheter valve treatment. International Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 210, pp. 139–140
- to collect quantitative information of the main neuroanatomical tracts: photogrammetry is used to collect metric information of the main pathways of the white matter of the brain.
De Benedictis, A., Nocerino, E., Menna, F., Remondino, F., Barbareschi, M., Rozzanigo, U., Corsini, F., Olivetti, E., Marras, C.E., Chioffi, F., Avesani P., Sarubbo, S., 2018: Photogrammetry of the Human Brain: A Novel Method for Three-Dimensional Quantitative Exploration of the Structural Connectivity in Neurosurgery and Neurosciences. World Neurosurgery, 115:e279-e291
APSAT - Ambiente e Paesaggi dei Siti d'Altura del Trentino - is an interdisciplinary project which aims to document, survey, study, analyze and preserve mountainous and hill-top heritage sites located in the Trentino region (Italy). This includes a census with innovative methods of the hilltop sites of the whole of Trentino, a complete surveys of the ecosystems in some sample areas, a multidisciplinary analysis of the data collected that are able to reconstruct the evolution of the anthropic hill-top systems of the whole Trentino, an evaluation of the conservation’s state of the hill-top site’s cultural and environmental heritage, a realization of a webGIS with the datas’ census and a series of publications of reserach’s scientific results.
ATiPE - Automatic Tie Point Extraction
The goal of the project is to develop an automated procedure to extract tie points from set of images for the successive bundle adjustment phase. We deal with classical aerial/UAV blocks, ordered and unordered terrestrial sequences, short and wide baselines, illumination and scale changes, etc.
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.
The project (2017-2020) aims to improve the governance of energy efficiency (EE) in existing public buildings and reduce energy consumption in different central European areas, especially those less advanced in low carbon approach. For this purpose a OnePlace platform, embedding a 3D energy management system, will be developed and tested in the various pilot areas of the project.
A. Nowacka and F. Remondino, 2018: Geospatial data for energy and low carbon cities - overview, experiences and new perspectives. ISPRS Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., Vol. XLII-4, pp. 467-474
Cartography and cadastral maps updating
The project aims to develop a quick, low-cost and efficient image-based methodology to update large scale maps of urban and rural areas. Using helicopter platforms with a dedicated hardware ("heliarm") for the image and geo-referencing data acquisition, photogrammetric blocks are captured and processed to derive man-made features and changes useful to update the maps.
Cartographic Information Extraction and Management
CIEM (Cartographic Information Extraction and Management) deals with the automated extraction of geo-referenced data for a large variety of applications like urban and environmental planning, environmental monitoring, emergency assessment, change detection analyses, etc. The extraction of most of this information is nowadays manually performed, taking long time to achieve a final product. The CIEM project aims to speed up this process developing tools and methodologies for the automated and semi-automated extraction of georeferenced information from images or LiDAR point clouds. Both aerial and terrestrial datasets are considered. CIEM is co-funded within the 7th F.P. 2007-2013 Marie-Curie Actions - GA-2008-226070.
CENTRIC (Centre for ExcelleNce in TerRItorial management and Cadastre) aims - in the long term - at the realization of the new Centre of Excellence on territorial management and cadastre in Romania. The future Centre will focus on related domains of great relevance, such as: 3D/4D geospatial data, linked geospatial data, land classification, remotely sensed data, mapping, etc. CENTRIC is funded under the EU H2020 Framework Programme - WIDESPREAD-2014-1 TEAMING.
Dinosaur footprints in 3D
The interdisciplinary project seeks a methodology for the digital surveying and documentation of dinosaur tracks in the Trentino’s alpine areas. Photogrammetry and laser scanning are employed to fulfill all the surveying and geo-paleontological needs and achieve digital 3D models of single footprints or long tracks.
Etruscan in 3D & Multimedia Exhibitions
Geometric processing of high-resolution satellite imagery
The airborne market for area-wide 3D data acquisition is experiencing a noticeable trend towards a hybrid mapping concept. Indeed many airborne data collections are increasingly be performed by a combination of active and passive sensors. We investigate the latest developments in the field of airborne hybrid systems, including both data acquisition and processing.
The project "Initial Training Networks for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our Past to the Future" (ITN-DCH) was a Marie Curie project (October 2013 - September 2017) funded by the European Union under the FP7 PEOPLE research framework. The project aimed to analyse, design, research, develop and validate a innovative solutions for data acquisition, data pre/post-processing, modelling, semantics and symbolic representation, metadata description, repository and archiving, visualization and media production.
The project focused on mass movements and particularly on landslides in Alpine areas. The number of landslide events, as well as the direct and indirect damage caused by slope failures, are largely increasing over the last years, calling for the development of more adequate methods for landslide monitoring. Therefore the overall aim of the LEMONADE project was to evaluate the abilities, potentialities and limitations of new remote and proximal sensing methods for monitoring ground deformations. The project methodologies was validated in three test sites with the collaboration of the regional authorities. The project was funded by EUREGIO.
The MayaArch3D project has built a virtual research environment for the documentation and analysis of complex archaeological sites. An innovative web-based 3D-GIS was realized to integrate 3D models of cities, landscapes and objects with associated, geo-referenced archaeological data. The international and interdisciplinary project joined together archaeologists, art historians and cultural resource managers with experts in geosciences, remote sensing, photogrammetry, 3D modeling, and virtual reality from various institutions in Germany, the US, Italy, and Honduras. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The project aims to investigate the potentialities of oblique aerial camera systems for building 3D reconstruction, cadaster applications, structural damage classification, land administration services, etc.
RAPIDMAP (2013-2015) was part of CONCERT-Japan, an ERA-NET initiative funded through the FP7 INCO project frame for enhancing research cooperation between European countries and Japan on two topics, one of which is Resilience Against Disasters. The project lasted 2 years and aimed to use Remote Sensing (satellite, aerial, UAV, terrestrial data) and GIS solutions for collecting, processing and visualize useful information on the damages of disasters in short time. In the RAPIDMAP project a practical ways to integrate RS data processing tools in near-real-time was developed to allow users to use such data soon after the disasters by means of WebGIS tools.
REPLICATE has assembled a team of research institutions, SMEs and intermediaries involved in emerging technologies for creative digital representation of real world. The project aimed to use smartphones and their sensors to deliver 3D reconstruction of objects and their surroundings via visual, tactile and haptic user interfaces. REPLICATE produced a ubiquitous and intuitive platform to create real-world-derived digital assets, implemented in a cooperative environment where human inspiration can be harnessed utilizing Augmented Reality/MR/VR. REPLICATE was funded under the H2020-ICT-2015 (ICT-19-2015), GA no. 687757.
Within a project called “Circuses, Theaters, Amphitheaters: where, when and why” we collected data about entertainment buildings all over the roman empire. The building have been mapped thanks to their identification in satellite images and different informations linked. All material is accessible in an interactive webGIS.
The SENECA (Smart and sustainable cities from above) project, funded by Fondazione CARITRO, aims to develop a reliable methodology for the processing of aerial imagery for the derivation of high quality 3D city data for energy information consultation and planning.
The SLICE3D (Slovenian Centre of Excellence on 3D geodata) one-year project, financed in the framework of the widening actions under the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation part of Horizon 2020, is dedicated to the preparation of a scientific and innovation strategy together with the business plan for the realization of the Centre of Excellence. The main idea of the centre is to strengthen the research and innovation capacities of Slovenia in the fields of geo-data acquisition and 3D/4D geo-data modelling, consequently also in the other fields related to geo-data and spatial decisions.
The project aims to implement a complete pipeline for the generation of a solar cadastre of building roofs located in alpine areas. The project wants to provide reliable results in a cost-effective way, using (low resolution) available data and new aerial imagery acquisitions as input. The environmental context is digitally represented using already existing low resolution LiDAR data (1-2 m resolution), while the urban area is modelled using high resolution aerial images (10-20 cm GSD) and photogrammetric DSM. Reliable models and algorithms for the estimation of the incoming sun radiance are then adopted and a WebGIS is set up for the interactive calculation of the photovoltaic (PV) potential in a raster-based form.
Nex, F., Remondino, F., Agugiaro, G., De Filippi, R., Poletti, M., Furlanello, C., Menegon, S., Dallago, G., Fontanari, S., 2013: 3D SolarWeb: a solar cadaster in the Italian alpine landscape. ISPRS Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. 40(7/W2), pp. 173-178. ISPRS Conference "Serving Society with Geoinformatics (SSG2013), 11-17 Nov., Antalya, Turkey
De Filippi, R., Poletti, M., Furlanello, C., Nex, F., Remondino, F., Agugiaro, G., Menegon, S., Dallago, G., Fontanari, S., 2013: 3D SolarWeb: approccio integrato per la stima del potenziale fotovoltaico sui centri abitati. Proc. ASITA Conference, 5-7 Nov., Riva del Garda, Italy