Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

Documentation of an Ottoman replica tile via photogrammetric modeling

Elif Ozlem Aydin1*, Bahadir Ergun2 and Cumhur Sahin2
  1Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Gebze Institute of Technology, Kocaeli 41400, Turkey. 2Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Faculty of Engineering, Gebze Institute of Technology, Kocaeli 41400, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 May 2010
  •  Published: 04 August 2010



Reproduction of the tiles often utilized as finishing material in Ottoman architecture is on the agenda during the restoration of the buildings. The documentation should be prepared before passing it on to the reproduction of the tiles. In this study, photogrammetric modeling has been used for the documentation of an Ottoman replica tile. The primary goal of the photogrammetric measurement system was to solve the problem of the issues concerning the time and the accuracy of modeling of small objects. Photogrammetric modeling is the best model that enables the minimum margin of error and documentation of the original model. There are conventional drawing methods for tile conservation and documentation. Photogrammetric modeling technique is faster and more precise than the conventional documentation. This modeling technique has the main advantage of measuring and modeling CAD documentation without touching the tile surface.


Key words: Ottoman tile, finishing material, close range photogrammetry, CAD modeling, building documentation.