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Remote Sens. 2014, 6(2), 1085-1101; doi:10.3390/rs6021085
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Historical Single Image-Based Modeling: The Case of Gobierna Tower, Zamora (Spain)

1 Department of Cartographic and Terrain Engineering, Polytechnic School of Avila, University of Salamanca, Hornos Caleros 50, Avila 05003, Spain 2 Department of Construction and Agronomy, Architectural Area, Polytechnic School of Zamora, University of Salamanca, Avda. Cardenal Cisneros, 34, Zamora 49022, Spain
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Received: 17 November 2013 / Revised: 14 January 2014 / Accepted: 14 January 2014 / Published: 27 January 2014
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Historical perspective images have been proved to be very useful to properly provide a dimensional analysis of buildings façades or even to generate a pseudo-3D reconstruction based on rectified images of the whole structure. In this paper, the case of Gobierna Tower (Zamora, Spain) is analyzed from a historical single image-based modeling approach. In particular, a bottom-up approach, which takes advantage from the perspective of the image, the existence of the three vanishing points and the usual geometric constraints (i.e., planarity, orthogonality, and parallelism) is applied for the dimensional analysis of a destroyed historical building. Results were compared with ground truth measurements existing in a historical topographical surveying obtaining deviations of about 1%.
Keywords: historical photographs; single image; vanishing points; demolished buildings; perspective historical photographs; single image; vanishing points; demolished buildings;  perspective
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Garcia-Gago, J.; Gomez-Lahoz, J.; Rodríguez-Méndez, J.; González-Aguilera, D. Historical Single Image-Based Modeling: The Case of Gobierna Tower, Zamora (Spain). Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 1085-1101.

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