Gabriele Fangi

Gabriele Fangi
Università Politecnica delle Marche | Università degli Studi di Ancona

full professor of geomatics

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National Strategy For Cultural Heritage 2017–2027 is a Kosovo Government document that aims the enhancement of the system for the protection and preservation of Kosovan cultural heritage. Among the listed goals, one can find the promotion of an integrated data management approach towards cooperation platforms that involve advanced technologies and...
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Rome is the city where two different cultures have found their greatest architectural achievement, the Latin civilization and the Christian civilization. It is for this reason that in Rome there is the greatest concentration in the world of Roman buildings, monuments and Christian buildings and churches. Rome is the seat of the papacy; say the head...
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What remains of Cultural Heritage in Syria? And in particular in Aleppo? Aleppo, according to UNESCO, is the oldest city in the world. The first settlements date back to 12,000 years ago, the first evidence of the city to 8,000. The A. visited the city in October 2018 at the invitation of the Syrian Trust for Development. He previously went to Syri...
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In October 2018 I was in Aleppo, Syria, for my second time after the visit in 2010 before the war. It was an unique opportunity to perform 3D surveys of some noticeable buildings and monuments affected by the war. The paper shows some 3D results and comparisons for same monuments. The objects of the survey are some parts of the Citadel walls, the e...
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Poland is a country with very rich CH, mainly in architecture. Churches, monasteries, castles, important buildings of noticeable workmanship are spread all over the country. I have made some experiences of metric documentation using a technique called Spherical Photogrammetry. Some projects are fully exploited; some are only at the orientation stag...
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During the last few years, there has been a growing exploitation of consumer-grade cameras allowing one to capture 360° images. Each device has different features and the choice should be entrusted on the use and the expected final output. The interest on such technology within the research community is related to its use versatility, enabling the...
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This paper exploits the potential of dense multi-image 3d reconstruction of destroyed cultural heritage monuments by either using public domain touristic imagery only or by combining the public domain imagery with professional panoramic imagery. The focus of our work is placed on the reconstruction of the temple of Bel, one of the Syrian heritage m...
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This paper exploits the potential of dense multi-image 3d reconstruction of destroyed cultural heritage monuments by either using public domain touristic imagery only or by combining the public domain imagery with professional panoramic imagery. The focus of our work is placed on the reconstruction of the temple of Bel, one of the Syrian heritage m...
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In addition to the well established standard photogrammetric techniques, another type of photogrammetry has been proposed by the Author, the so-called PSP (Panoramic Spherical Photogrammetry). This photogrammetric technique is particularly suitable for architectural surveys. Multi-image spherical panoramas are used which are partly overlapping digi...
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Syria is a country of many civilizations, Marie, Aramaic, Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Ottoman civilizations. Unfortunally the recent war is the reason for many cultural heritage items to be destroyed, beyond the thausand civilian people killed. In 2010, just before the war, the A. made a touristic trip together with Crua (Recreational Cl...
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For architectural metric documentation, Spherical Photogrammetry (SP) has demonstrated its validity and efficiency in many projects already. The speed of surveying is high, the accuracy and completeness of the plotting are satisfactory. However, there are still many problems to be solved. The weakest point is the orientation procedure, which is rat...
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The Lençóis Project began in 2004 as an architectural documentation project for the historic site of Lençóis located in Chapada Diamantina region in Bahia State (Brazil). It has generated a huge multimedia database that plays a vital role for the conservation and restoration of the buildings, to preserve the memory of this heritage. In order to ach...
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This paper discusses the spherical photogrammetry as a metric documentation technique applied in the field of architectural and archeological heritage. the mentioned technique can obtain dimensions and shapes of the architectural geometry which could be used to create 3D models, suitable for reconstruction and restoration. The applications shown in...
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This paper collects and describes the metric documentation of several monuments in the Syrian sites which are in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The serious damages to the Syrian heritage are being caused by the civil war. This make the documentation of these monuments a fundamental element for their possible restoration and memory. The spherical p...
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Panoramic images have increasingly interesting applications and they are extensively used for cultural heritage documentation and virtual 3D environments. Moreover, it has been proven that they can contain good metric content. This paper describes a state-of-the-art photogrammetric tool based on spherical panoramas. The fundamental photogrammetric...
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In summer 2010, during a study journey , Fangi has got to realize photographic coverage of some UNESCO sites of Syria, according to the technique of panoramic photography. Those shoots have become important as a result of the outbreak of civil war, as documents useful for documentation, survey, and for any possible restoration of the monuments dama...
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The Università Politecnica delle Marche is charged of the study, survey and documentation of the Chan towers in Vietnam. The towers are spread near the coastline from latitude 16° 30', to latitude of 10° 56'. The Champa civilization flourished from 8th century till 17th century produced the Cham towers, places of religious worship. The ancient Cham...
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The Cultural Heritage disappears at a rate higher than we are able, not only, to restore but also to document: human and natural factors, negligence or worst, deliberate demolitions put in danger the collective Architectural Heritage (AH). According to CIPA statements, the recording is important and has to follow some guidelines. The Architectural...
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A convenient new photogrammetric technique, the Multi-Image Spherical Photogrammetry (MISP), particularly suitable for metric recording of architecture, has been set up and already used in many projects (Fangi, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). From a unique point of view, photographs are taken 360? around to form a spherical panorama. This panorama i...
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Completeness, speed, accuracy are some aspects of the laser scanning system for the acquisition of complex structures and sites. Complete geometry of exposed surface is remotely captured in minutes in the form of dense, accurate “3D point clouds”, ready for immediate use. This technique is used for architecture, virtual reality, heritage preservati...
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At present, lots of South Eastern countries are definitely going through a period of growth which is not only economic, but also cultural and social. Therefore, in the field of the cultural heritage restoration, it’s very important to develop means and technologies able to speed up the cataloguing and the knowledge of “heritage cities ” and archite...
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The surveys of the interior of two churches in Italy, the Magdalene’s church in Pesaro, and San Dominic church in Arezzo, are shown and described as examples of a new photogrammetric technique. The first church is one of the most noticeable baroque architecture in the Marche region and it has been designed by the famous architect Luigi Vanvitelli i...
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It is well know that it is possible to use the vanishing point geometry to assess the orientation parameters of the photographic image. Here we propose a numerical or graphical procedure to estimate such parameters, assuming that in the imaged object are present planar surfaces, straight-line edges, and right angles. In addition, by means of the sa...
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Grazie all'elevata tecnicità della fotografi a digitale, la fotogrammetria sferica haampliato le proprie capacità. Il ricampionamento, la correlazione di immagine o lostitching permettono di realizzare fotomosaici accrescendo, così, la già lunga storia dellafotogrammetria architettonica
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Este artigo relata uma experiência com o uso da fotogrametria esférica multi-imagem, empregada na documentação da fachada de diversos monumentos realizada no estado da Bahia, e que contou com a participação de pesquisador da Università Politecnica delle Marche, em Ancona na Itália. Os experimentos realizados tiveram com objetivo testar a viabilidad...
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The Sagrada Familia by Gaudi in Barcelona about 80 years after the death of its creator is going quickly to take its final shape as well as, maintain its original form as Gaudi would have wanted, the actual builders say. Complicated and elaborated forms, following the construction layout of the Chapel of Colonia Guell in Santa Coloma, tend to repro...
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In this article, we present the results of the photogrammetric surveys of two important monuments, the Roman Theatre in Sabratha, Libya, and San Galgano Abbey, in Italy. The surveys were performed with a new photogrammetric technique, Spherical Photogrammetry, developed by Gabriele Fangi [2007, 2008, 2009, 2010]. The method is based on so-called sp...
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Here are exposed the results of the photogrammetric surveys of two noticeable monuments, the Roman Theatre in Sabratha, Libya and San Galgano Abbey, in Italy. They have been performed with a new photogrammetric technique, the Spherical Photogrammetry, set up by (Fangi, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). Such a method is based on the so-called spherical panor...
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In the Northwestern Peru, near the city of Trujillo, an Italian Archaeological Mission (MIPE), in close collaboration with the National Institute of Culture (INC) of Peru, is working on the site of Chan Chan, the widest archaeological complex in the world for the constructions in raw earth. The mission is carrying out a multidisciplinary survey wit...
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Chan Chan (IX–XV sec. A.D.; UNESCO World Heritage List since 1986) is America's greatest pre-Columbian town built in adobe (14km2) and represents the material and immaterial synthesis of 10,000years of autonomous evolution of the pre-Columbian cultures in northern Peru. From 2001, the Missione Italiana in Peru (MIPE) is operating at Chan Chan carry...
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An archaeological mission has been realized recently for the survey of the archaeological site of the Chan-Chan in Peru. The site consists in an archaeological area extended 18 km2s, the widest complex of the world for the constructions in raw earth. It has already been inserted in the lists of the patrimony of the humanity and in the one of the mo...
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Following Caesar Augustus' conquest of Galatia (Asia Minor) in 25 BC, a marble temple was built in Ancyra, the administrative capital of the province, to day the capital of the Turkish Republic, Ankara. This monument was consecrated to the Emperor and to the Goddess Rome: a Memorial of Augustus and of the Roman hegemony. On Augustus' death the temp...
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Analysis and geometric measurement represent the main diagnostic tool to define the state of conservation of historic buildings and to plan their restoration. In the case of complex structures, the accurate monitoring and survey of the morphology aid in understanding the static situation in relation to the original design and materials used. This i...
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The Direct Linear Transformation supplies the tool for handling non-metric images, useful for their flexibility in close-range photogrammetry. The perspective centre co-ordinates of an image are invariant after a homographic transformation (enlargement and rectification). The rotation coefficients of the co-linearity equations are expressed in term...
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A working group has been set up in order to analyze the causes, to control the ground settling and to determine the consequent destination of the area. Inside this working group, the geodesists have performed the control surveying by topographic and photogrammetric instruments. The former is a still going operation intended to control the settlemen...
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In surveying missions the volume and the weight of the surveying equipment are often a problem. In a previous work, the A. proposed what he called blind traverse for control network assessment in close-range photogrammetry. It is a procedure that forms the so-called topographic models, linking together a couple of Theodolite Stations by their obser...
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Multi-image panoramas are normally used extensively for virtual tours and documentation of Cultural Heritage for their easiness and completeness. Moreover they have metric capabilities enabling the 3d evaluation of an object provided at least two panoramas (Fangi, 2007, 2008). The procedure already very well tested, is highly efficient and fast, al...
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It is worldwide known that exist the need to survey and record the Human Cultural Heritage. This need is already an emergency. We are not able to save our CH, but at least we should save its memory. The only possibility to partly succeed with this enormous task is to use the so-called Simple Photogrammetric Systems. The features of what internation...
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Commercial software of digital photography, realizing cylindrical or spherical panoramas, are becoming popular. They are delivered for tourist and documentary use. For instance they are suitable for quick documentation of field excavations in archaeology. In fact their principal application consists in the realization of active explorations known a...
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We present the survey of Guasco Hill in Ancona by means different surveying integrated methodologies like GPS and total station reflector less. A Digital Terrain Model, well integrated with existing structures, closed to the reality, has been build-up. The 3D model, characterized by high accuracy a spatial resolution, generated by applying computer...
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The paper describes methods and results of a multi-temporal Landsat imagery analysis for the years 1986, 1990 and 2002 in the Bulisa region of Uganda. Taking the opportunity to have free and unrestricted access to the images, we collected and processed them using Open Source software (ILWIS and FRAGSTAST) and organized the results in the open GIS (...
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This paper describes a new methodology used to document and assess the conservation of Cultural Heritage, and shows an example of a survey of a church façade in L'Aquila, Italy. The protection and preservation of historical architecture and Cultural Heritage in a world with continuous emergencies (earthquakes, landslides, natural degradation, poor...
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The spherical photogrammetry with multi-image panoramas, proved to be very useful for metric documentation and recording of Cultural Heritage. Low cost, easiness, rapidity, completeness are the main advantages of this new technique. As examples of survey Plaza de Armas in Cuzco, Peru, and some Italian churches are shown. The panoramic photogrammetr...

Network

    • Athena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies
    • Virtual Lab is part of Virtual Building Engineering Ltd which is a spin out from the Technological University of Dublin
    • Cornell University
    • University of Washington Seattle
    • AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków
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