Image Processing and a Virtual Restoration Hypothesis for Mosaics and Their Cartoons

  • Mariapaola Monti
  • Giuseppe Maino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6979)


We present some results of image processing relevant to mosaics. In particular, the three-dimensional image of a mosaic is obtained by means of a laser scanning technique, then adapted to a GIS software, describing main characteristics of single tesserae. Furthermore, the virtual restoration of Ravenna mosaic cartons is performed and shown by a few examples.


Mosaics laser scanning Geographical Information System virtual restoration cartoon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariapaola Monti
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Maino
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Preservation of the Cultural HeritageUniversity of BolognaRavennaItaly
  2. 2.Energy and Sustainable Economic DevelopmentENEA, Italian National Agency for New TechnologiesBolognaItaly

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