Volume XLII-2/W15
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W15, 973–980, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-973-2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W15, 973–980, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-973-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  26 Aug 2019

26 Aug 2019

A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR MULTI-SCALE DOCUMENTATION OF DECORATED SURFACE

M. Reina Ortiz1, A. Weigert1, A. Dhanda1, C. Yang2, K. Smith1, A. Min3, M. Gyi4, S. Su4, S. Fai1, and M. Santana Quintero1 M. Reina Ortiz et al.
  • 1Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2Guo Wen Yan Conservation Science and Technology Co., Ltd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
  • 3Department of Archaeology and National Museum, Bagan, Myanmar
  • 4Mandalay Technological University, Mandalay, Myanmar

Keywords: Wall Painting Conservation, Cultural Heritage Documentation, Multi-scale Documentation, GIS, HBIM

Abstract. Wall paintings are a unique case of decorated surfaces because of its direct relation to the supporting structure. This paper points out the importance of considering the conservation of wall paintings from its fourth-dimensionality–surface (2D), depth (3D), and time (4D) – and taking into account three different scales–surface, building, and territory. The relationship between these three scales becomes significant with a case study of three temples: Loka-hteik-pan, Myin-pya-gu, and Kubyauk-nge, in the context of Old Bagan (Myanmar), where more than 2,500 temples with valuable wall paintings exist. To that end, firstly, different documentation techniques and management methods are reviewed for each of the scales proposed; secondly, a multi-scale documentation project, mostly unexplored within the context of wall paintings, is developed using BIM and GIS. Ultimately, the case study in Old Bagan proposes a comprehensive methodology to document and manage wall paintings that belong to a large group of heritage assets considering its four-dimensionality at multiple scales, addressing the interoperability at a basic level between: (1) surface and building, (2) building and territory, and (3) surface and territory. The objective is to create data exchange among different platforms and users, generating a collaborative instrument that evolves with the participation of different specialists.