Cultural heritage is our deep soul. It is our unique legacy for all societies worldwide, but at the same time our common responsibility. It is the value that rewards humanity by providing the classical and universal principles, and provides the pan-human context of mutual understanding, respect, liberty and expression. The protection of cultural heritage is a matter for all and its recording and documentation a vital step towards preservation. The first part of this talk addresses the cultural heritage documentation context, the international framework on documentation by international charters and conventions, and the real needs that push organizations and people to operate in this process. Various sensors and platforms, both from image-based and range-based technology illuminate how scientific research and practice, transpose the real object to a 3D model. Commercial and open source tools for data processing, management and representation are presented likewise. The presentation of innovative mobile mapping systems enabling data capture and management for cultural heritage information of various scales, is closing this talk.
Stratos Stylianidis is Associate Professor at the School of Spatial Planning and Development, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Surveying Engineering and Photogrammetry respectively. His main teaching and research interests are in Photogrammetry and Geospatial Engineering and there close linkage with ICT for 3D surveying and modelling, analysis and understanding of natural and built environment. For the period 2015-2018, he serves the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee (ISC), CIPA (Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale), the International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry, as Secretary General. He is the co-organizer of the CIPA summer schools “3D surveying and modelling in cultural heritage”, since 2014. He is the author of 2 theses, 1 book, 67 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences proceedings, 8 invited chapters in books as well as the editor of 2 books. Stratos has participated in more than 47 national and mainly international research projects, 8 of which as the scientific and project coordinator. The last ten years (2008-2018), he participated, either as project coordinator or as a team member, in research projects that raise funding of more than $28 million. He received scholarships from the State Scholarship Foundation (Greece), the Greek Technical Chamber and the A. G. Leventis Foundation. In 2017, he received the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2017 award (Madrid Challenge), as EU-H2020 LARA project coordinator. This period (January – May 2018), Stratos is a visiting scholar in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.