Volume XL-5/W7
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W7, 99-103, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W7-99-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W7, 99-103, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W7-99-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  11 Aug 2015

11 Aug 2015

Development of Network-type Archaeological Investigation System

F. Chiba1, S. Yokokoyama1, A. Kaneda2, and K. Konno3 F. Chiba et al.
  • 1LANG Co. Ltd., Morioka, Japan
  • 2Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara, Japan
  • 3Iwate University, Morioka, Japan

Keywords: Archaeological Investigation System, Network, Underground Surveys, 3D Laser Scanner, Image Processing

Abstract. The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 is said to be a once-in-1000-year catastrophic quake. The Tsunami triggered by the earthquake destroyed broad coastal areas in northeast Japan. As recovery from the earthquake proceeds, the demand for new road construction, housing hill development, and residential construction is rapidly increasing. Culture plays a critical role in the district’s recovery. For that reason, before development, cultural properties in the corresponding districts must be urgently investigated. This is a must, although balancing cultural recovery with rapid economic recovery is no easy task. With this in mind, we have developed a new system focusing on speedy archaeological investigation and adequate documentation. The authors reexamined the existing investigation process to categorize tasks into two types: those that must be done only at archaeological sites (site A) and ones available at other places (site B). We then formulated a scheme where the tasks on both sites are performed simultaneously in parallel over the network. Experiments are ongoing. This presentation reports the process and issues of our research and development.