Volume XLII-2/W11
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W11, 411-417, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-411-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W11, 411-417, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-411-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  04 May 2019

04 May 2019

BEST BEFORE? ADVANCED GEOMATICS FOR PRESERVATION AND PRESERVATION OF ADVANCED GEOMATICS

S. Celli1 and D. Del Curto2 S. Celli and D. Del Curto
  • 1Università di Parma, Department of Engineering and Architecture, Italy
  • 2Politecnico di Milano, Laboratory of Analysis and Building Diagnostic, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Italy

Keywords: preservation, traditional survey techniques, advanced geomatics, obsolescence

Abstract. This discussion paper deals with the task of preserving past geometrical surveys and keeping them in use. The continuous advancement in technology caused a quick ageing of both survey techniques and their outcomes. This may result into a predetermined expiration date after which they risk losing their quality and usefulness (hence the title «Best Before»). Facing this risk, this paper focuses on the unceasing relevance of past surveys both as a legacy in the history of technique and as a fundamental source of information on heritage buildings, and thus a support to the preservation activity. The present paper offers an overview of the most recent attempts of preserving and keeping in use the paper surveys of the past.