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Volume 36, Issue 3

Photogrammetric Modelling for Urban Medieval Site Mapping. A Case Study from Curtea de Argeş, Romania

Constantin Nistor / Bogdan Mihai / Liviu Toma / Irina Carlan


Detailed mapping of urban historical sites superposed on natural landforms within built-up areas is a real challenge. Digital photogrammetric techniques meet the requirements for mapping archaeological sites within dense built-up areas. The objectives are to reveal the landform value in medieval site development and to analyse its impact on the landforms. The aim of the present study is to highlight the contribution of geomatics technologies for the evaluation and preservation of historical sites using UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) imagery and field photos for 3D modelling. Curtea de Argeş medieval site, established on Argeş River terraces and attested since the 13th century, represents the town core for which the specific methodology was applied.

Keywords: urban historical site; UAV photogrammetric flight; Curtea de Argeş; 3D modelling


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: Quaestiones Geographicae, 36, 3, 87–96, 2081-6383, https://doi.org/10.1515/quageo-2017-0026.

© 2017 Constantin Nistor et al., published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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