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Conclusion

The flexibility of the proposed systems allows applications in many domains. In some cases further developments would be required to do so, in others the system (or parts of it) could just be used as is. Some interesting areas are forensics (e.g. crime scene reconstruction), robotics (e.g. autonomous guided vehicles), augmented reality (e.g. camera tracking) or post-production (e.g. generation of virtual sets).

In this chapter some results were presented in more detail to illustrate the possibilities of this work. It was shown that realistic 3D models of existing monuments could be obtained automatically from a few photographs. The flexibility of the technique allows it to be used on existing photo or video material. This was illustrated through the reconstruction of an ancient theater from a video extracted from the archives of the Belgian television.

The archaeological site of Sagalassos (Turkey) was used as a test case for our system. Several parts of the site were modeled. Since our approach is independent of scale it was also used to obtain a 3D model of the whole site at once. Some potential applications are also illustrated, i.e. 3D stratigraphy and generating/testing building hypotheses. A few other possible applications were also briefly discussed.


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Marc Pollefeys 2002-11-22