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

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  2. Dr Wen Xiao
  3. Dr Vasilis Sarhosis
  4. Professor Jon Mills
  5. Dr Sean Wilkinson
  6. Zheng Wang
Author(s)Dhonju HK, Xiao W, Sarhosis V, Mills JP, Wilkinson S, Wang Z, Thapa L, Panday US
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference Name3D ARCH - 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures: 7th International Workshop
Conference LocationNafplio, Greece
Year of Conference2017
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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.