The calculation of building corrections in microgravity surveys using close range photogrammetry
Use of the microgravity technique for cavity detection in the exploration of historical buildings requires careful data acquisition and modern processing procedures. We have developed a new method for the calculation of building effects, where geodetic measurements and special photogrammetric software are used. In our new approach, a three-dimensional polyhedral model of an historical building is created from images using Eos System’s PhotoModeler Scanner software. A comparison of equations for the calculation of the gravitational effect of polyhedral bodies is presented on a simple test model. The methodology of microgravity data processing is demonstrated on a small Slovak church, where two crypts were successfully detected using microgravity and GPR techniques in summer 2009. We have shown that close range photogrammetry methods offer a possibility to improve the microgravity data processing procedure.