Determination of the islamic art accuracy by using digital close range photogrammetry

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Islamic art is perhaps the most accessible manifestation of a complex civilization that often seems enigmatic to outsiders. One of the most important element in Islamic art is a preference for covering surfaces with patterns composed of geometric or vegetal elements. An accuracy investigation has been done to obtain the accuracy of the Islamic painting on the mosques’ ceilings and domes. To carry out this investigation, ten photos have been taken from different camera stations for the ceiling of Abdel-Raheem El-Kenawi’s mosque by using a non-metric camera. New comparison techniques have been used to find out the relation between the points’ coordinates in order to obtain the accuracy of the Islamic painting. Then a numerical comparison between the symmetrical points has been done and other geometric comparison techniques have been applied to verify the results of the numerical comparison. The results showed that such Islamic art is accurate in dimension and shape. The numerical results have been tabulated and the geometric results have been done in images form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Congress for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, ISPRS 2000 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Jul 200023 Jul 2000


  • Accuracy
  • Close-Range
  • Digital Photogrammetry
  • Islamic Art
  • Orthoimage
  • Photogrammetry


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