Carbonell, Juan Pedro; MONTALVÁ ESPAÑA, DAVID; Lerma García, José Luis
[EN] For the study, documentation and conservation of architectural heritage, it is required to use all the available techniques,
classic and new, that may contribute to provide a correct idea about the present condition of the construction, and tackle
the possible actions for its appropriate maintenance.
This paper describes the usage of a terrestrial laser scanner for the recording and documentation of the ‘Mas del Noi’ at
the Campus of Vera, Universitat Politècnica de València. First, classical techniques are used for the graphical recording,
sketches and topographic radiation. Afterwards, it is shown the indirect process implemented for the massive 3D data
acquisition from laser scanning and...
[EN] The aim of this paper is to offer a preview of the pilot project in progress at the Unesco site Agrigento Valley of the
Temples (Italy). Thanks to a partnership with Google Business Photos/Street View Indoor, we managed to map the
Temple of Juno Lacinia, the only temple that can be visited online on a 360° tour on a Google platform, browsable inside.
Also some POIs will be selected which can be clicked and explored, taking captions in Italian and in English languages
with descriptive sheets of architectural and decorative elements, videos and aerial virtual tours realized with drones.
Ribera, Albert; Escriva, Isabel; Macias, Josep; Marin, Jose Julio; Morin, Jorge; Puche, Josep; Rossello, Miquel; Sanchez, Isabel; Santonja, Alfredo; Silvestre, Cristina
[EN] The palace was a monumental building with two towers on the front, a central courtyard, a ground floor with utilitarian
function and a luxury upper floor with an aristocratic and representative character and an extraordinary architectural
decoration. The building was used a short time, less than a century, because a great fire caused its collapse and
destruction of the building. After a lot of historical, archaeological and architectural dimension studies, there is a new
interpretation of the palatine building. For the 3-D modelling of the palace, we use a data collection with a laser-scanner,
and the plans from the excavation and the architectural modulation...
Verhoeven, Geert; Nowak, Milena; Nowak, Rebecca
[EN] This article reports on the current capabilities and future developments of TAIFU, a MATLAB Toolbox for Archaeological
Image FUsion. After introducing the need for archaeological image fusion and the benefits it can bring for the
interpretation of archaeological image data, the paper briefly explains some of the major fusion methods that are
embedded in TAIFU. Afterwards, additional functionality such as metadata tracking and various pre- and post-processing
steps are detailed. The paper concludes with a short roadmap of future TAIFU developments.
MAÍCAS PRATS, JOSÉ MIGUEL; Viñals Blasco, Mª José
[EN] Virtual enhancement of cultural heritage by using 360º panorama photography technologies have become well
established as a mean of digitally recording heritage sites for conservation, education and tourism purposes. This paper
describes the work undertaken to create an interactive virtual tour based on panorama photos of the town of Llíria and its
surroundings, called “Edeta 360º”. This application aims to allow the general public to learn about the heritage of Llíria
and to appreciate, disseminate and share it, while at the same time engaging users in a real experience of the town.
Methodologically, this work has been addressed following an easy procedure with off-the-shelf...
Pierdicca, Roberto; Malinverni, Eva Savina; Frontoni, Emanuele; Colosi, Francesca; Orazi, Roberto
[EN] Chan Chan, an archaeological site located at Trujillo, Peru, is a huge historical settlement very large and difficult to visit
and some well-conserved architecture, like Huaca Arco Iris, is very far from the core centre of the site. Furthermore many
other heavy factors, as illegal excavations, marine salt transported by the wind and the sometime devastating
phenomenon of the Niño, are the reasons of the lost of many decorative elements, which are covered due to
conservation issues. To overcome the aforesaid problems, we designed, developed and realized the museum exhibition
called “Esquina Multimedia”, providing the tourists with interactive and enjoyable applications. An Augmented Reality
Gascón, Alvaro; Julián, Enrique; Campos, Juan José
[EN] The document aims to clarify an efficient methodology for the study of the built heritage. This methodology comprises the
historical, construction and evolutionary aspects regarding the heritage, and also includes the chronology of interventions
carried out in the historic building. The collection and manipulation of graphic information and related data will be based
on a 3D interoperable graphic model which allows managing the information integrated in it, regarding the disciplines
related to the conservation process and Heritage Rehabilitation. Furthermore, the system will widen the management of
coming information in heritage maintenance, thus fulfilling its life cycle.The case study focuses on the Palace of the
Codevilla, Fernanda; Cruz, Jimena; De Alkmin Radicchi, Gerusa; Zarankin, Andres
[EN] This presentation seeks to discuss the use of digital technologies in the research conducted in the fieldwork and in the
laboratory of the Antarctic Archaeological Project. This effort that is being done by the members of the LEACH tries to
contribute to a better record of the information produced through the work carried out and also to elaborate new research
and divulgation tools.
PORTALÉS RICART, CRISTINA; Alonso-Monasterio Fernández, Pau; Viñals Blasco, Mª José
[EN] In recent decades, the 3D virtual reconstructions and visualizations of archaeological sites have been commonly used by
scientists to better understand the missing structures. They have also been considered as an interesting communication
tool for addressing the presentation of these assets to the audiences because virtual immersive environments
presentations are an easy and meaningful way to understand the archaeological remains. However, the 3D
reconstruction of archaeological sites is challenging, because some of most of the parts of the assets do not exist
nowadays. This paper presents a methodology for the the 3D photorealistic virtual reconstruction of the Iberian
settlement Castellet de Bernabé (Llíria, Spain).
Carrión-Ruiz, Berta; Blanco-Pons, Silvia; Lerma García, José Luis
[EN] Non-destructive rock art recording techniques are getting special attention in the last years, opening new research lines
in order to improve the level of documentation and understanding of our rich legacy. This paper applies the principal
component analysis (PCA) technique in images that include wavelengths between 400-700 nm (visible range). Our
approach is focused on determining the difference provided by the image processing of the visible region through four
spectral images versus an image that encompasses the entire visible spectrum. The images were taken by means of
optical filters that take specific wavelengths and exclude parts of the spectrum. Simulation of rock art is...
Gabellone, Francesco; Ferrari, Ivan; Giuri, Francesco; Chiffi, Maria
[EN] In the present project for the setting of the new Museo Egizio of Turin the “cultural message” has been charged to make
a few specific 3D computer graphic (CG) movies, and aims to introduce the topics dealt with the rooms dedicated to
queen Nefertari, the chapel of the painter Maia and the tomb of Kha, respectively. In these movies, the passivity of
viewing is counteracted with an emotional approach that involves the visitor within an informative path where, despite of
the inactive kind of interaction, the viewer is somehow involved in the events because he or she is emotionally invested
in them. Thanks to...
García Diego, Fernando Juan; Scatigno, Claudia; Merello, Paloma; Bustamante, Eliseo
[EN] The present study addresses the influences of wind flow structure, as an important factor responsible of material damage
(erosion contributing) on “Casa di Diana” Mithraeum, a roman building (130 A.D.) sited on Ostia Antica (archaeological
site, Rome – Italy), through the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and direct measurements for its
verification and validation (V&V). In this preliminary work, we present results relating to 3D reconstruction (geometry of
the entire building) and the mesh importing on Fluent software. In general, the data check confirms, with ±10%, a good
agreement (model) between the numerical solutions and direct measurements data by portable sensor. For this, the
García Diego, Fernando Juan; Scatigno, Claudia; Merello, Paloma; Scatig
[EN] Nowadays, the procedures and instruments for measuring temperatures on the air and materials surface are normed and
amply used, through direct and indirect techniques, with the aim to evaluate the conservation status of ancient buildings.
In this work, two monitoring procedures are discussed in order to characterise materials, bricks and mortar aligned with
“opus caementicium” technique, that make up the framework of “Casa di Diana” Mithraeum, a roman building (130 CE)
sited in an Italian archaeological site (Ostia Antica, Rome). In this sense, for one year the wall-building materials and the
surrounding air were monitored with two different procedures: a direct multi-points measurement with...
Gil-Meliton, Margot; Lerma García, José Luis
[EN] The use of techniques employed in fields so indispensable and developed for the earth sciences such as geomatics and
surveying, and the application of information & communication technologies (TIC), have transcended the scope of
museums to the point that they are now responsible for their democratization.
Physical conservation is no longer enough for a resource as valuable as cultural heritage. It needs to be complemented
by a digital preservation in all its forms. It is essential and necessary for its proper safeguard. Geometrical
documentation, three dimensional (3D) reconstruction and 3D modelling are affective techniques to achieve the key
targets for investigation, education, diffusion and preservation...
Díez Castillo, Agustín; Cortell Nicolau, Alfredo; García Puchol, Oreto; Escribá Ruiz, Pilar
[EN] With this paper we mean to present our procedure for the digitalization of the field information, as well as the virtual
stratigraphical reconstruction, of the site of Cueva de la Cocina (Dos Aguas, Valencia). The main tool for GIS
implementation has been the OpenJUMP, whilst for the 3D recreation of the cave virtual environment Meshlab,
Paraview, Cloud Compare and R open software have been used. According to the data recovered during the last
intervention, accomplished between June and July 2015, we present a preview of the digitalization of the stratigraphy of
the excavated sectors.
Artese, Serena; Lerma García, José Luis; Zagari, Giuseppe; Zinno, Raffaele
[EN] The in opera concrete bridges characterize often the landscapes crossed by old roads and railways. In particular the arch
bridges represent a product of human genius and, in some cases, of his art. In the last few years, at the SmartLab
laboratory of the University of Calabria, there were developed activities in the field of surveying, monitoring and
representation of structures. In the framework of these activities, Geomatics techniques for the surveying of bridges are
widely used since 2014. The results of the measurements are used for documentation and representation purposes, as
well as for the reconstruction of the constructive procedures. The finite element...
Herráez, Borja Javier; Vendrell Vidal, Eduardo
[EN] In this article, a method for 3D mesh segmentation focused on the representation of historic buildings is proposed. This
type of buildings are characterized by having singularities and characteristic elements in the facades.The main objective
is to recognize these features in the buildings, understanding features as those parts of the model that differ from the
main structure of the building, such as doors or windows. The idea is to use a recognition algorithm of flat faces allowing
to create a graph that reflects the shape of the three-dimensional model. At a later step, this graph will be matched
against some pre-defined graphs that will...
Diez, Agustín; García Puchol, Oreto; Basile, Martina; Cortell, Alfredo; Tsa, Nefeli
[EN] At this document we present a computer protocol, designed for the development of a digital environment which will allow
virtual reconstruction of both, the stratigraphic information and the material record found at Cueva de la Cocina (Dos
Aguas, Valencia). By this we also mean to relate the most recent fieldwork at the site to that carried on during the 1970s.
The first interventions inside the cavity date back to the first half of the XX century, when a complex sequence, which
comprehended layers mainly related to the last hunter-gutherers and the first farmers, was identified. Accurateness, both
describing and gathering precise information of the...
Prizeman, Oriel; Hardy, Adam
[EN] This paper examines issues arising from an inter-disciplinary work in progress involving ethnographers, architects,
historians and conservators. The aim is to develop a digital model through which information relating to the history, ritual
use, religious significance and cultural habits of a mixed community can be accessed for the purpose of more responsive
conservation planning. The case study site is the walled city of Ajmer in Rajasthan, India, a populous pilgrimage centre
that holds tangible and intangible cultural value for many diverse groups of residents and visitors but which remains
largely unmapped in conventional terms.
Teruel Serrano, Mª Dolores; Viñals Blasco, Mª José
[EN] Arqueological heritage is presented as a development resource of tourism in Mediterranean destinations. The work of
public managers to reach obtain balance in conservation-tourism is a challenge to achieve in the majority of heritage
destinations. So that, among other tourist management tools, strategic communication through ICT offers a great value
considering the behaviour of virtual approaches to heritage by users, in a planned manner, can well perform if objectives
are assigned beyond the promotional or informational ones. Thus, in an attempt to futher focus on this topic, this
research work was suggested as an objective to identify the communicative capacities of three tourist and...