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Low-cost 3d acquisition of geometric data for living heritage: Attempting to record the Pudhu Mandapam, Madurai

Prizeman, O. E. C. ORCID: and Barazzetti, L. 2021. Low-cost 3d acquisition of geometric data for living heritage: Attempting to record the Pudhu Mandapam, Madurai. Presented at: 28th CIPA Symposium “Great Learning & Digital Emotion”, Beijing, China, 28 Aug - 1 Sept 2021. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. , vol.XLVI-M pp. 555-562. 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVI-M-1-2021-555-2021

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The driving forces behind the rapid development of accessible 3d modelling acquisition are generally economic. As the requirements for on-site data acquisition technology become cheaper and more user friendly, opportunities for the geographic dislocation of expertise become more viable. In effect, much of the diagnosis of a monuments’ morphology or condition can be made remotely, as a virtual model is constructed. This potential portability serves to reduce the impact, invasiveness and cost of survey and documentation processes. In cases of contested heritage conservation practices, the simple act of photographic recording can cause concern. However, photogrammetric recording is eminently advantageous for its capacity to provide non-destructive means to consider degradation and condition mapping as well as to record and monitor change over time. Here, two rapid surveys taken with portable 360° cameras a year apart, demonstrate the potential value and limitations of deploying recent techniques in order to deliver credible or useful survey data in a highly complex pillared hall that is intensively occupied.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TR Photography
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3d acquisition, living heritage, spherical photogrammetry, diachronic models.
Additional Information: This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
Funders: AHRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 September 2021
Date of Acceptance: 19 May 2021
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 09:41

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