Special Issue "Geoinformatics for the Preservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage"

A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez
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Department of Mining Technology, Topography and Structures, University of León, Avda. Astorga, s/n, 24401 Ponferrada, Spain
Interests: photogrammetry; drones; laser scanning; radiometric calibration; remote sensing; RGB-D sensors; 3D modeling; mobile mapping; metrology; verification; inspection; quality control
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Prof. Dr. Fulvio Rinaudo
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cultural Heritage (CH) assets and archaeological sites are vulnerable and unrecoverable elements exposed to multiple threats, from natural disasters to human damage. The geoinformatics technologies of photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences are  being highlighted as key element in the preservation of CH structures and objects through the identification and 2D localization of objects, the 3D digitization and documentation, its evolution over time, its structural assessment and its management and planning, among others. This increasing need is the engine to develop new geoinformatics approaches, alone or complemented by archeological sciences, to meet the conservation, preservation and valorization needs.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Geo-Information originates from the Working Group (WG) II/8 of Commission II of the XXIV ISPRS 2020 Congress. One of the scopes of the Congress was to bring to the fore the latest developments in geoinformatics and the most interesting applications in CH. All participants have the chance to publish their extended and improved papers in this Joint Special Issue. All the papers submitted will undergo the standard peer review procedure.

We would like to invite you to contribute by submitting articles that discuss your recent research, experimental work, reviews and/or case studies related to geoinformatics and drones for the preservation and valorization of CH. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Three-dimensional documentation, modeling and/or visualization in CH.
  • Drones applications in CH.
  • Photogrammetry, laser scanning, mobile/handheld data collection in CH.
  • Heritage Building Information Modeling (HBIM).
  • Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) in CH.
  • Data and sensor integration in CH.
  • Archive data digitization in CH.
  • Accuracy and precision assessment of CH modeling.
  • Machine/Deep Learning in CH.
  • Multi/hyperspectral analysis in CH.
  • Restoration/Rehabilitation in CH.
  • Three-dimensional prototyping in CH.
  • Underwater CH documentation.
  • Semantic classification of point clouds in CH.

Dr. Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez
Prof. Dr. Fulvio Rinaudo
Prof. Dr. Diego González-Aguilera
Guest Editors

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • geoinformatics
  • cultural heritage
  • drones
  • 3D modeling
  • mobile sensors
  • image-based sensors
  • range-based sensors
  • sensor fusion and data integration
  • point cloud processing (filtering, segmentation, classification, modeling)
  • HBIM
  • VR/AR/MR

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Towards an Operative Predictive Model for the Songshan Area during the Yangshao Period
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10(4), 217; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10040217 - 01 Apr 2021
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The literature in the field of archaeological predictive models has grown in the last years, looking for new factors the most effective methods to introduce. However, where predictive models are used for archaeological heritage management, they could benefit from using a more speedy [...] Read more.
The literature in the field of archaeological predictive models has grown in the last years, looking for new factors the most effective methods to introduce. However, where predictive models are used for archaeological heritage management, they could benefit from using a more speedy and consequently useful methods including some well-consolidated factors studied in the literature. In this paper, an operative archaeological predictive model is developed, validated and discussed, in order to test its effectiveness. It is applied to Yangshao period (5000–3000 BC) in the Songshan area, where Chinese civilization emerged and developed, and uses 563 known settlement sites. The satisfactory results herein achieved clearly suggest that the model herein proposed can be reliably used to predict the geographical location of unknown settlements. Full article
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A Critical Comparison of 3D Digitization Techniques for Heritage Objects
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10(1), 10; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010010 - 30 Dec 2020
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Techniques for the three-dimensional digitization of tangible heritage are continuously updated, as regards active and passive sensors, data acquisition approaches, implemented algorithms and employed computational systems. These developments enable higher automation and processing velocities, increased accuracy, and precision for digitizing heritage assets. For [...] Read more.
Techniques for the three-dimensional digitization of tangible heritage are continuously updated, as regards active and passive sensors, data acquisition approaches, implemented algorithms and employed computational systems. These developments enable higher automation and processing velocities, increased accuracy, and precision for digitizing heritage assets. For large-scale applications, as for investigations on ancient remains, heritage objects, or architectural details, scanning and image-based modeling approaches have prevailed, due to reduced costs and processing durations, fast acquisition, and the reproducibility of workflows. This paper presents an updated metric comparison of common heritage digitization approaches, providing a thorough examination of sensors, capturing workflows, processing parameters involved, metric and radiometric results produced. A variety of photogrammetric software were evaluated (both commercial and open sourced), as well as photo-capturing equipment of various characteristics and prices, and scanners employing different technologies. The experimentations were performed on case studies of different geometrical and surface characteristics to thoroughly assess the implemented three-dimensional modeling pipelines. Full article
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