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New approaches for the digitalization of cultural heritage: the 4D analysis


The research unit TIDOP evaluates new solutions for the 4D digitization of cultural heritage inside the framework of the European project CTH-2.

Cultural Heritage Through Time (CTH2) is an international research project leader by the Polytechnic of Milan, where different named universities, among which highlights the University of Salamanca (represented by the research unit TIDOP of the High Polytechnic School of Avila), attempt to develop new methodologies for the digitalization and valorisation of our cultural heritage. Inside the framework of this project, the research unit TIDOP will be focused on the development of a digilitalization methodology able to evaluate the cultural heritage through time. Approach that was applied to one of the emblematic elements that compose one of the most important Spanish constructions: the medieval wall of Avila. The chosen element was the Alcazar gate, where de PhD Belén Jiménez Fernández-Palacios focused part of her PhD Dissertation, entitled: “Planning, Surveying, Modelling and Visualization Techniques in the Field of Cultural Heritage”.

During her investigations, Jimenez deals with the three critical factors for the digitilization of heritage: (i) automation of processes; (ii) generation of dense 3D models of high geometric and radiometric quality and; (iii) the use of low-cost devices. Proposing a methodology able to blend data form different sources (aerial photogrammetry, mobile mapping system and terrestrial laser scanner) in a unique and optimized 3D model. Model which later was used to insert useful information in order to understand the history of the construction as well as to serve as a base for subsequent restoration and dissemination actions.

heritageFor more details, please consult go to CTH2.

New published on 09/02/2017