Documentation of our cultural heritage is experiencing an explosion of innovation. New tools have appeared in recent decades including laser scanning, rapid prototyping, high dynamic range spherical and infrared imagery, drone photography, augmented and virtual reality and computer rendering in multiple dimensions. This book provides an objective and integrated approach to the subject, bringing together the techniques of conservation with management, photographic methods, various modelling techniques and the use of unmanned aerial systems. It is written by a team of international experts based upon their practical experience and expertise.
Introduction - current trends in cultural heritage and documentation. Conservation techniques in cultural heritage. Cultural heritage management tools: The role of GIS and BIM; Basics of photography for cultural heritage imaging. Basics of image-based modelling techniques in cultural heritage 3D recording. Basics of range-based modelling techniques in cultural heritage 3D recording. Cultural heritage documentation with RPAS/UAV.