Photogrammetric recording, modeling, and visualization of the Nasca lines at Palpa, Peru: an overview

Professorship/Faculty: Digital Geoarchaelogy  
Authors: Lambers, Karsten; Sauerbier, Martin; Grün, Armin
Publisher Information: Bamberg : OPUS
Year of publication: 2015
Pages / Size: 1 pdf-Datei (7 S.)
Source/Other editions: Ursprünglich in: Beyond the artifact : digital interpretation of the past ; proceedings of CAA2004, Prato 13-17 April 2004 / ed. by Franco Niccolucci and Sorin Hermon. Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology <2004, Prato>. - Budapest, 2010. - S. 381 - 387
Year of first publication: 2010
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-41244
Document Type: Other
As part of a long-term project to investigate the cultural history of the Nasca region in southern Peru, the famous
Nasca lines, or geoglyphs, have been documented since 1997 in a joint effort by archaeologists and geomatic engineers. The
project aims on the one hand at a new interpretation of the geoglyphs based on solid field data. On the other hand, it is thought
of as a contribution to the preservation of the geoglyphs. Prior to the start of the project, the geoglyphs had never been
adequately recorded. In a new approach that combined aerial photogrammetry with archaeological fieldwork, we thoroughly
documented more than 1 500 geoglyphs in the vicinity of Palpa. While different aspects of this work have been described in
previous reports, this paper offers an overview of the technical procedures from data acquisition to processing, modeling, and
Keywords: Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, Conceptual Data Modeling, DBMS, Visualization, Nasca Lines
Release Date: 27. June 2013

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