Mausoleum of Romulus

Mausoleum of Romulus

Point cloud image based of the interiors and exteriors of the Mausoleum of Romulus

Location: Rome, Italy

Institute: ATHENA - Cultural & Educational Technology Institute (CETI)

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The Mausoleum was made by the Emperor Maxentius for his son Romulus. This Mausoleum belongs to a series of monuments like the Pantheon characterized by a common architectonic plan. A small part of the exterior is preserved while the architectonic structure of the interior is completely readable. 

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Image-Based - Structure from Motion (SfM) Terrestrial Laser Scanning - Time of Flight Here the major topic was a comparison between different techniques namely image based and range based. In both cases we had pros and cons, so we decide to proceed with both of them. 

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CANON 650D, CANON 60D Faro Laser Scanner

Modelling Software

Modelling Software

Photoscan, Sfera, Geomagic, Rapidform 

Model usU

Model Use

Tourism and educational/academic purposes. 

Processing Pipeline

Processing Pipeline

Photo shooting, laser scanner acquisition, total station acquisition of GCP - Photo selection, referencing based on GCP and dense point cloud extraction - Alignment of point clouds from laser scanner - Hi-poly mesh models from laser scanner and from Photoscan - Textured model from Photoscan - Mesh decimation and conversion of model in X3D for web visualization.

Online Delivery

Online Delivery

X3Dom - This method has been used previous within other projects.


Licence for Dataset
Creative Commons

Creative Commons - Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives.