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Articles | Volume XLII-2/W3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 1–8, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-1-2017
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W3, 1–8, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-1-2017

  23 Feb 2017

23 Feb 2017

AN ONLINE 3D DATABASE SYSTEM FOR ENDANGERED ARCHITECTURAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

D. Abate1, A. Avgousti1, M. Faka1, S. Hermon1, N. Bakirtzis1, and P. Christofi2 D. Abate et al.
  • 1Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center – The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 2Department of Antiquities, Nicosia, Cyprus

Keywords: Risk Management, Endangered Heritage, Architectural Heritage, Cypriot and East-Mediterranean Heritage Sites, Digital Preservation

Abstract. The World Heritage Convention, drawn by various international bodies in 1972, was designed to protect cultural or natural places of outstanding universal value so that future generations may be able to enjoy them. Responding to these principles as well as to the Charter on the Preservation of Digital heritage (Vancouver, 2003), this multidisciplinary project, which involves archaeologists, art historians, conservators and computer scientists, aims to create an open access, 3D interactive online geo-database of endangered architectural and archaeological heritage in the South Eastern Mediterranean basin; a region of tremendous cultural importance whose rech heritage is unfortunately threatened by both natural and human factors. A wide range of 3D modelling and topographic techniques have been applied to create accurate reconstructions of heritage sites, enriched by a extensive array of metadata.