A cartometric analysis of the terrain models of Joachim Eugen Müller (1752-1833) using non-contact 3D digitizing and visualization techniques

Alastair William Pearson, Martin Schaefer, Bernhard Jenny

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-120
    Number of pages10
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


    • 3D digitizing
    • Joachim Eugen Müller
    • maquettes de terrain
    • numérisation tridimensionnelle
    • précision des maquettes de terrain
    • reliefs
    • terrain model accuracy
    • terrain models

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