Multimodal Diagnosis of Historic Baptistery di San Giovanni in Florence, Italy

Summary

Historical structures can pose great challenges when attempting to uncover their past and preserve their future. Centuries of damages induced by continued use, settling and natural disasters have impacted these structures, each of which have the potential to hinder their response to future events.  This paper presents a methodological approach that utilizes technologies like laser scanning, photogrammetry, thermal imaging and ground penetrating radar in order to generate a holistic, layered model that documents every aspect of the structure's geometry, appearance, material properties, and construction.   Work performed at the Baptistery di San Giovanni in Florence, Italy is presented here as a case study of the proposed methodology.  Capturing the most accurate record of the existing state of health is crucial in order to help domain experts understand the structure’s past and start to plan for its future.

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Multimodal Diagnosis of Historic Baptistery di San Giovanni in Florence, Italy. Michael Hess, Vid Petrovic, Dominique Rissolo, Falko Kuester. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434695)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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