Data Acquisition and Processing in Cultural Heritage

  1. Diego González-Aguilera ed. lit. 1
  2. Gabriele Bitelli ed. lit. 2
  3. Fulvio Rinaudo ed. lit. 3
  4. Pierre Grussenmeyer ed. lit. 4
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


  2. 2 University of Bologna

    University of Bologna

    Bolonia, Italia


  3. 3 Polytechnic University of Turin

    Polytechnic University of Turin

    Turín, Italia


  4. 4 Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg

    Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg

    Estrasburgo, Francia


Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039217410

Year of publication: 2020

Type: Book

DOI: 10.3390/BOOKS978-3-03921-741-0 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


Advances in the knowledge of the tangible components (position, size, shape) and intangiblecomponents (identity, habits) of an historic building or site involves fundamental and complextasks in any project related to the conservation of cultural heritage (CH). In recent years,new geotechnologies have proven their usefulness and added value to the field of cultural heritage(CH) in the tasks of recording, modeling, conserving, and visualizing. In addition, currentdevelopments in building information modeling (HBIM), allow integration and simulation ofdifferent sources of information, generating a digital twin of any complex CH construction. As aresult, experts in the area have increased the number of available sensors and methodologies.However, the quick evolution of geospatial technologies makes it necessary to revise their use,integration, and application in CH. This process is difficult to adopt, due to the new options whichare opened for the study, analysis, management, and valorization of CH. Therefore, the aim of thepresent Special Issue is to cover the latest relevant topics, trends, and best practices in geospatialtechnologies and processing methodologies for CH sites and scenarios as well as to introduce the newtendencies. This book originates from the Special Issue “Data Acquisition and Processing in CulturalHeritage”, focusing primarily on data and sensor integration for CH; documentation/restorationin CH; heritage 3D documentation and modeling of complex CH sites; drone inspections in CH;software development in CH; and augmented reality in CH. It is hoped that this book will providethe advice and guidance required for any CH professional, making the best possible use of thesesensors and methods in CH.