ORIENTAL – AUTOMATIC GEO-REFERENCING AND ORTHO-RECTIFICATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS
Keywords: Aerial photograph, orientation, georeference, archaeology, automation, software
Abstract. This paper presents the newly developed software OrientAL, which aims at providing a fully automated processing chain from aerial photographs to orthophoto maps. It considers the special requirements of archaeological aerial images, including oblique imagery, single images, poor approximate georeferencing, and historic photographs. As a first step the automatic relative orientation of images from an archaeological image archive is presented.