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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(11), 426;

Application of Open-Source Software in Community Heritage Resources Management

Department of Land Economics, Taiwan Institute for Governance and Communication Research, National Chengchi University, No. 64, Section 2, Zhi-Nan Road, Taipei 11605, Taiwan
Received: 19 July 2018 / Revised: 3 October 2018 / Accepted: 28 October 2018 / Published: 31 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Data Acquisition and Processing in Cultural Heritage)
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In this paper, we present a case study of community heritage resources investigation and management, which was a collaborative project conducted by researchers and participants from rural communities. Geotagged photos were obtained using smart phones, and 360-degree panoramas were acquired using a robotic camera system. These images were then uploaded to a web-based GIS (WebGIS) developed using Arches-Heritage Inventory Package (HIP), an open-source geospatial software system for cultural heritage inventory and management. By providing various tools for resources annotation, data exploration, mapping, geovisualization, and spatial analysis, the WebGIS not only serves as a platform for heritage resources database management, but also empowers the community residents to acquire, share, interpret, and analyze the data. The results show that this type of collaborative working model between researcher and community can promote public awareness of the importance of heritage conservation and achieve the research goal more effectively and efficiently. View Full-Text
Keywords: community; heritage resources management; open-source software; web-based GIS; Arches-HIP community; heritage resources management; open-source software; web-based GIS; Arches-HIP

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