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Introduction - About Santiago Fabado Salvador

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 Name: Santiago Fabado Salvador. Birth place and date: Valencia, Spain, on May 27th 1984. E-mail: 

  • Technical Engineer in Topography (2008) from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). The title of the Final Year Project: “Close-range photogrammetry: calibration study and textured 3D model creation”. 
  • Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography (2011) also from the UPV. Title of the Final Year Project: “Modelling in C#: 3D reconstruction, decimation and mesh comparison”.

 Currently, I’m part of the research team GIFLE [] (Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning Research Group) from the UPV. I joined the group in July 2010 with a research and a specialization grant. Since then, the lines of interest that I follow are 3D computer graphics, 3D visualization of photorealistic models, and point cloud and mesh management. I’m mainly developing applications in .Net Framework (for Windows), as well as for mobile devices (Android); and I’m interested also in the Web environment. In particular, since I work for GIFLE I been working in the development of two softwares:  The first software is a 3D modelling tool, which is mainly capable of automatically create a continuous surface from a raw point cloud. Other capabilities of the software are the decimation of the model (reduce the number of triangles and points of the model, which makes it ‘lighter’); and mesh comparison between different models of the same object, in order to know the discrepancies between them and the quality of the modelling. The second software is a 3D viewer and measurer, and it has not been fully developed. It’s a desktop application which allows to open point clouds and 3D models in different formats (*.pts, *.ptx, *.xyz, *.obj, *vrml, etc), to navigate them, and to make measurements on the model/point cloud.Before those works in GIFLE, from September to December 2007 I made a work experience in the company Nova Cartographia from Valencia, where I developed surveying works in the civil engineering field.In October and November 2009 I took part, together with José Luis Lerma García (GIFLE’s director), in two surveying works with terrestrial laser scanning technology, both related to the cultural heritage documentation. From January to June 2010 I holded a research scholarship at the School of Agricultural Engineering and Environment (UPV), developing and researching close-range photogrammetry applications in vineyards. In March 2012 I finished an attendance to the learning course “Android: application programming” at UPV (200 hours), where I learned how to program an App in such operative system for mobile devices. In conclusion, I’m experienced in the art of 3D reconstruction from the beginning, the data acquisition, to the final result, the 3D model. Not only in the pure production of virtual reality for cultural heritage and archeology, also in the development of software tools for such purpose. 


European Union Seventh Framework is a Network of Excellence. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007/2013) under the Grant Agreement 270404.