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|Title:||E-heritage : the future for integrated applications in cultural heritage|
Cannataci, Joseph A.
Borg, Claude E.
Zammit, N. P.
Beraldin, G. A.
Photogrammetry -- Data processing
Imaging systems -- Image quality
Lasers -- Computer-aided design
|Citation:||Cannataci, J. A., Rivenc, R., Zammit, N. P., Borg, C., Guidi, G., & Beraldin, J. A. (2003). E-heritage: the future for integrated applications in cultural heritage. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 34(XXX), 1-6.|
|Abstract:||A number of factors are combining to change the structure and contents of documentation of cultural heritage: 1) the exponential growth in data generated by imaging techniques makes it possible for a site or an artifact to be recorded at a resolution of over 16 megapixels and at a density of several hundred million cloud points; 2) high-resolution imaging is becoming more affordable and/or available; 3) the economics and legal constraints of conservation practice are gradually pushing towards more stringent documentation standards; 4) improved communications infrastructure and mobile computing facilities are changing the way that data is recorded, processed, stored and – inevitably - used; 5) increasingly available computerized expert systems will be integrated into the very systems that conservators and documentation specialists carry around with them or access on a daily basis; 6) the advent of web-based systems will afford super-computer processing power and large-system database handling to the documentation specialist and the conservator in the field and permit greater flexibility for teleworking; 7) Computerised Project-based Management techniques will gradually spread from the realm of large institutions to SME’s and individual practitioners making digital image processing in architecture and archaeology more akin to the exchange of engineering drawings in automobile design industry. 8) The availability of cheap local or distributed processing power means that most of the above advantages will be present in both developed and developing countries. This paper explores. e-heritage as an integrated project which aims at providing a seamless yet structurally and inherently up-gradeable technological platform for all activities within cultural heritage conservation and management.|
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