The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-5/W7
11 Sep 2015
 | 11 Sep 2015

Design of Information Collecting System Towards The Song Dynasty Wooden Hall of Baoguo Temple, Ningbo

S. He, Z. Tang, and S. Yang

Keywords: Information Collecting System, Historical Architecture, Heritage Protection, Wooden Structure, Song Dynasty, Baoguo Temple, Ningbo

Abstract. Baoguo Temple is located half way up Lingshan Mountain in Northern Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. The main hall of Baoguo Temple is Song dynasty wooden structure. As the oldest wooden architecture in Jiangnan, China, it is a national major protective historical relic. In 2005, Baoguo Temple Ancient Architecture Museum was set up and opens to the outside world. From 2007, to be able to protect it more effectively and foreseeably, Baoguo Temple Ancient Architecture Museum began to build information collecting systems towards historical architectures using modern information technology. After comparing correlated studies both at home and abroad, we found that: heritage protection abroad started earlier than us, and it has already established thorough protection system, relevant protection mechanism, and also issued relevant protection laws and regulations. The technology which was utilized in protection abroad was not only limited in RS, GIS, GPS, VR, but also included many emerging technology such as using a computational fluid dynamics model to simulate the condition of temperature and humidity. The main body of this paper are going to talk about four parts: the first one is existing information system. In this part, we’ll introduce the information collecting system, which was preliminarily built in 2007 in Baoguo Temple Ancient Architecture Museum. Using the modern digital computer information technology, researchers can gradually check and acquire the information of the material of relics, the condition of the structure stress and the natural environmental information, which may probably affect the cultural architecture. And this part may be divided into information collection, information management and exhibition. The second part is update scheme design of original information collecting equipment and technology. Original information collecting system of microenvironment is relatively independent and data haven’t been included in the management of the system. The original sensors transmit signal by wire and it would be interfered each other when they work together, and then it may cause congestion sometimes. Otherwise, the original system has been working continuously for seven years and it can’t adapt to the new computer hardware and operating system. Then, this part may be divided into data integration of information collection, equipment upgrading and adding of information collecting point, upgrade of information management and exhibition system. The third part is scheme design of newly added information collecting projects. After understanding the exposed disadvantages before, the added projects may include real-time information collection of groundwater level and quantity, surface water quantity and velocity, mountain landslide, vibration of the main hall, material of wood construction of the main hall, structure of the main hall, the condition of key components of the main hall, air pollution such as the concentration of SO2, PM2.5, O2, CO2 and information collection of insect pest such as termite. After collecting information by many ways, the fourth part is to talk about comprehensive application of collecting information. This part may include comprehensive analysis of collecting information, management application of collecting information, publishing of collecting information and exhibition of information collecting system. Therefore, through this research, we want to develop information collecting work more perfectly and entirely and protect historical heritages more scientifically and effectively.