Volume XLII-2/W15
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W15, 981–988, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-981-2019
© 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/W15, 981–988, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-981-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  26 Aug 2019

26 Aug 2019

INTEGRATING HETEROGENEOUS DATASETS IN HBIM OF DECORATED SURFACES

M. Reina Ortiz1, C. Yang2, A. Weigert1, A. Dhanda1, 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, 100192, China
  • 3Department of Archaeology and National Museum, Bagan, Myanmar
  • 4Mandalay Technological University, Mandalay, Myanmar

Abstract. There are multiple conservation challenges related to decorated surfaces, the majority are intimately linked to its documentation. This paper draws on wall paintings as a representative of decorated surfaces, arguing the importance of considering its fourthdimensionality – space and time – in its conservation and documentation. To that end, we propose the use of Building Information Model (BIM) as a platform to consolidate this approach together with various documentation techniques used for the conservation and management of wall paintings. This paper exemplifies this method with a case study of Myin-pya-gu Temple in Old Bagan (Myanmar); firstly, reviewing the different techniques used to document the temple and wall painting (photography, photogrammetry, laser scanning, reflectance transformation imaging (RTI); and secondly, discussing the data integration within a BIM environment. This position proposes a transition from a two-dimensional to a four-dimensional approach in wall painting conservation, potentially opening up possibilities of documentation, monitoring, simulation, or dissemination. Ultimately, the case study of Myin-pya-gu has the objective to introduce the use of HBIM as a platform for consolidating the documentation of decorated surfaces.