This article assesses the accuracy of the terrain models of Joachim Eugen Müller (1752-1833) in relation to modern digital elevation data using non-contact 3D digitizing techniques. The results are objective testimony to the skill and endeavour of Joachim Eugen Müller. Using techniques primitive by modern standards, Müller provided Johann Henry Weiss (1758-1826) with data of hitherto unparalleled quality that were essential to the production of the Atlas Suisse par Meyer et Weiss. The results also demonstrate that non-contact 3D digitizing techniques not only provide a suitable data-capture method for solid terrain model analysis but are also a means of preserving digital facsimiles of such precious artefacts.
- 3D digitizing
- Joachim Eugen Müller
- maquettes de terrain
- numérisation tridimensionnelle
- précision des maquettes de terrain
- terrain model accuracy
- terrain models