HARNESSING DIGITAL WORKFLOWS FOR CONSERVING HISTORIC PLACES
Keywords: Digital Workflows for heritage conservation, IT documentation, risk preparedness, Bagan, Egypt, Bahrain, Nepal, built heritage, natural hazards, 3D imaging, Recording, Photogrammetry, EDM, Computer-Aided Drawing, Conservation
Abstract. Recording the physical characteristics of historic structures and landscapes is a cornerstone of preventive maintenance, monitoring and conservation. The information produced by such work assists the decision-making process for property owners, site managers, public officials, and conservators. Rigorous documentation may also serve a broader purpose: over time, it becomes the primary means by which scholars and the public apprehend a site that has since changed radically or disappeared. These records also serve as posterity and monitoring records in the event of catastrophic or gradual loss of the heritage resource.