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Feasibility study of low-cost image-based heritage documentation in Nepal

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Wen Xiao, Dr Vasilis SarhosisORCiD, Professor Jon MillsORCiD, Professor Sean Wilkinson, Zheng Wang



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Cultural heritage structural documentation is of great importance in terms of historical preservation, tourism, educational and spiritual values. Culture heritage across the world, and in Nepal in particular, is at risk from various natural hazards, poor maintenance and protection, and even human destruction. This paper evaluates the feasibility of low-cost photogrammetric heritage documentation and explores the practicality of using photogrammetry in Nepal. It discusses the full 3D heritage documentation and conservation pipeline, including structural analysis, visualisation and presentation. In addition, crowdsourcing is discussed as a method of data collection of growing prominence.

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Author(s): Dhonju HK, Xiao W, Sarhosis V, Mills JP, Wilkinson S, Wang Z, Thapa L, Panday US

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 3D ARCH - 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures: 7th International Workshop

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 237-242

Online publication date: 01/03/2017

Acceptance date: 21/01/2017

Date deposited: 08/03/2017

Publisher: ISPRS


DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-237-2017