ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W3, 105-110, 2015
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11 Aug 2015
Methodology of high-resolution photography for mural condition database
R. Higuchi1, T. Suzuki2, M. Shibata3, and Y. Taniguchi4 1Dept. of Built Environment , Tokyo Institute of Technol ogy , Japan
2Asia - Japan Research Center, Kokushikan University, Japan
3National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan
4Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Keywords: Photography, documentation, high-resolution image, mural painting, rock-hewn church, Cappadocia Abstract. Digital documentation is one of the most useful techniques to record the condition of cultural heritage. Recently, high-resolution images become increasingly useful because it is possible to show general views of mural paintings and also detailed mural conditions in a single image. As mural paintings are damaged by environmental stresses, it is necessary to record the details of painting condition on high-resolution base maps. Unfortunately, the cost of high-resolution photography and the difficulty of operating its instruments and software have commonly been an impediment for researchers and conservators. However, the recent development of graphic software makes its operation simpler and less expensive. In this paper, we suggest a new approach to make digital heritage inventories without special instruments, based on our recent our research project in Üzümlü church in Cappadocia, Turkey. This method enables us to achieve a high-resolution image database with low costs, short time, and limited human resources.
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Citation: Higuchi, R., Suzuki, T., Shibata, M., and Taniguchi, Y.: Methodology of high-resolution photography for mural condition database, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W3, 105-110,, 2015.

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