3D GIS for Cultural Heritage Restoration: a 'white box' workflow

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title = "3D GIS for Cultural Heritage Restoration: a 'white box' workflow",
abstract = "Structures of Architectural Heritage are constantly exposed to natural and human-made threats that can compromise their cultural and artistic values. This is the case of the Roman city of Pompeii, whose preserving conditions nowadays are so critical to let a group of Unesco-appointed experts consider the possible inscription of the property on the list of “World Heritage in Danger”. In this respect improving the effectiveness of preservation strategies becomes a crucial task. A great contribution in this direction is given by the combination of digital technologies such as Laser Scanning, photogrammetry and computer vision-based techniques and 3D Geographic Information systems (3DGIS), whose integrated use could exponentially increase the effectiveness of conservation strategies of ancient buildings. This paper presents the results of a research developed as part of the Swedish Pompeii Project, a fieldwork initiated from the Swedish Institute in Rome in 2000. Main objectives of this research were (i) to develop a set of integrated digital methods to be extensively adopted by conservation specialists in the practice of preservation management; (ii) to deal with several aspects connected to the preservation of an ancient structure in a ‘fully-3D’ environment; (iii) to take advantage of GIS analytic tools for investigating architectural structures in three-dimensions.",
keywords = "3D GIS, Digital Conservation, Classical Archaeology, Digital documentation",
author = "Campanaro, {Danilo Marco} and Giacomo Landeschi and Nicolo Dell'Unto and {Leander Touati}, Anne-Marie",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1016/j.culher.2015.09.006",
language = "English",
volume = "18",
pages = "321--332",
journal = "Journal of Cultural Heritage",
issn = "1778-3674",
publisher = "Elsevier",