251.109 Laserscanning and photogrammetry in historic building survey - methods of analysis

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to actively and self-reliantly contribute to a building documentation using laser scanning. A basic understanding of surveying as well as processes concerning laser scanning and photogrammetry is achieved for students to assess possibilities, limits and applications by themselves. Further, students are able to process the surveying-data (so called pointclouds) into architectural drawings as well as 3D-models.

Subject of course

This course is part of [SIQ!] Bauforschung.Denkmalpflege

As a first step the lecture part of the course deals with the basics of photogrammetry and 3D-laser scanning and explains the processes of manifacturing architektural drawings and 3D models from such data.

Afterwards follows the practical application of devices for building documentation as well as the processing of collected data into 3D-models, architectural drawings and rectified elevations in support to courses combined with this one (varies according to group).

Topic: in combination with 251.691 Modul Baugeschichte und Bauforschung

We will study the "Reception of Antiquity" in the Italian Renaissance in the Modul History of Architecture and Building Archaeology in the winter semester 2023. The building survey object „Castello Colonna“ in Genazzano, the surrounding architectural context and the nearby Nymphaeum by Bramante will be the focus.

Further information can be found in the respective course.

Registration via TISS-pools for modules.

Teaching methods

introductory lecutre about methody of surveying and principles of laser scanning and photogrammetry

usage of devices measuring a specific object (in small groups, supervised)

introductory lecture about post-prcessing of data

processing data into architectural drawings and digital models, self-reliant work of student with the point cloud data (workshop in small groups)

Mode of examination


Additional information

Registration via Module registration procedure



Examination modalities

active (!) participation in building surveying and post-processing workshops

submission of plan material as defined by lecturers

submission of a individual report (approx 1 A4)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.09.2023 00:00 13.10.2023 00:00 13.10.2023 00:00

Registration modalities

participants will be signed up through the course Modul Baugeschichte Bauforschung

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 1a: Sepulkralarchitektur an der Via Appia Antica06.10.2023 08:0006.11.2023 08:00
Gruppe 1b: Sepulkralarchitektur an der Via Appia Antica06.10.2023 08:0006.11.2023 08:00


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Previous knowledge

expected is a basic knowledge in sketching and manifacturing of architectural drawings

experience in surveying is beneficial

Accompanying courses


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