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An Overview of Innovative Heritage Deliverables Based on Remote Sensing Techniques

Department of Civil Engineering, TC Construction—Geomatics, 3000 Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium
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Remote Sens. 2018, 10(10), 1607; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10101607
Received: 31 August 2018 / Revised: 27 September 2018 / Accepted: 7 October 2018 / Published: 10 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage)
The documentation and information representation of heritage sites is rapidly evolving. With the advancements in remote sensing technology, increasingly more heritage projects look to integrate innovative sensor data into their workflows. Along with it, more complex analyses have become available which require highly detailed inputs. However, there is a gap in the current body of knowledge of how to transfer the outputs from innovative data acquisition workflows to a set of useful deliverables that can be used for analysis. In addition, current procedures are often restricted by proprietary software or require field specific knowledge. As a result, more data are being generated in heritage projects but the tools to process them are lacking. In this work, we focus on methods that convert the raw information from the data acquisition to a set of realistic data representations of heritage objects. The goal is to present the industry with a series of practical solutions that integrate innovative technologies but still closely relate to the current heritage documentation workflows. An extensive literature study was performed discussing the different methods along with their advantages and opportunities. In the practical study, four deliverables were defined: the use of orthomosaics, web-based viewers, watertight mesh geometry and content for serious games. Each section is provided with a detailed overview of the process and realistic test cases that heritage experts can use as a basis for their own applications. The implementations are applicable to any project and provide the necessary information to update existing documentation workflows. Overall, the ideology is to increase the access to innovative technologies, better communicate the data to the different stakeholders and improve the overall usefulness of the information. View Full-Text
Keywords: heritage documentation; pattern recognition and object detection; photo interpretation; lidar heritage documentation; pattern recognition and object detection; photo interpretation; lidar
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Bassier, M.; Vincke, S.; De Lima Hernandez, R.; Vergauwen, M. An Overview of Innovative Heritage Deliverables Based on Remote Sensing Techniques. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 1607. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10101607

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Bassier M, Vincke S, De Lima Hernandez R, Vergauwen M. An Overview of Innovative Heritage Deliverables Based on Remote Sensing Techniques. Remote Sensing. 2018; 10(10):1607. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10101607

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Bassier, Maarten, Stan Vincke, Roberto De Lima Hernandez, and Maarten Vergauwen. 2018. "An Overview of Innovative Heritage Deliverables Based on Remote Sensing Techniques" Remote Sensing 10, no. 10: 1607. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10101607

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