Special Issue "3D Modeling and GIS for Historical Sites Reconstruction"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2021.
Interests: 3D reality-based modelling; photogrammetry; laser scanning; FEA; reverse engineering; VR; AR; cultural heritage; monitoring; conservation
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Interests: Archaeological sites; Architectural conservation; Conservation of cultural heritage; Cultural heritage; Documentation; Geomatics; International cooperation; Risk assessment of cultural sites; Surveying; World Heritage
3D modelling can be either from reality (photogrammetry, surveying, laser scanning) or from computer graphic, CAD or procedural methods, but all can be integrated to achieve more complete and photorealistic results. Geoinformatics technologies, such as photogrammetry, laser scanning, remote sensing, and geospatial data science, have an important role in cultural heritage documentation, preservation, information sharing, restoration and reconstruction, minimizing the risk of potential damage. High-accuracy reality-based 3D models obtained with both active and passive 3D acquisition technologies, such as laser scanners, structure from motion (SfM)/image matching (IM) and photogrammetry are currently largely available. All of these geoinformatics technologies are actively contributing to one or more aspects of heritage reconstruction and conservation. Closely related techniques, such as computer-aided design (CAD) and virtual reality (VR), are also used for heritage protection and promotion and are supported by the outputs from these geoinformatics technologies. BIM provides the possibility to represent all views (3D model, plans, sections, elevations, and details) automatically and offers improved visualization and coordination between drawings. GIS has long been used for heritage spatial database management to improve planning and preservation. Combined with web mapping, they have been applied for heritage documentation. The creation of geodatabases connected to 3D cultural heritage data can help in creating large, interactive digital archives of easy consultation. This point is of great importance for the accurate reconstruction of a site because it correlates 2D and 3D data, descriptions, information, bibliography, images and notes. 3D heritage models from reality-based techniques, CAD and procedural methods can be integrated into GIS and provide an interoperable framework for geometry, semantics, topology and appearance modeling for better documentation, reconstruction, visualization and analysis.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- 3D reality-based survey (photogrammetry, laser scanning, UAV);
- 3D modelling (CAD/CAM);
- 3D reconstruction, VR, AR;
- Combination of 3D reality-based and 3D reconstruction for VR/AR;
- BIM/HBIM for monitoring;
- GIS and geodatabase constructions for storing and querying data;
- Combination of 3D data (reality-based, CAD, BIM) and GIS for cultural heritage documentation.
Dr. Sara Gonizzi Barsanti
Dr. Mario Santana Quintero
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- 3D modeling
- Procedural modeling
- Cultural Heritage
- Laser scanning
- Virtual reconstruction
- Geoinformatics technologies
- Archaeological sites