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Application of 3D laser scanning technology in historical building preservation: a case study of a Chinese temple
Author(s): Yu Min Chang; Nien Hua Lu; Tsung Chiang Wu
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Paper Abstract

This study applies 3D Laser scanning technology to develop a high-precision measuring system for digital survey of historical building. It outperformed other methods in obtaining abundant high-precision measuring points and computing data instantly. In this study, the Pei-tien Temple, a Chinese Taoism temple in southern Taiwan famous for its highly intricate architecture and more than 300-year history, was adopted as the target to proof the high accuracy and efficiency of this system. By using French made MENSI GS-100 Laser Scanner, numerous measuring points were precisely plotted to present the plane map, vertical map and 3D map of the property. Accuracies of 0.1-1 mm in the digital data have consistently been achieved for the historical heritage measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5857, Optical Methods for Arts and Archaeology, 585711 (12 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612092
Show Author Affiliations
Yu Min Chang, De Lin Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
Nien Hua Lu, De Lin Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Tsung Chiang Wu, National Chung Hsing Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5857:
Optical Methods for Arts and Archaeology
Renzo Salimbeni; Luca Pezzati, Editor(s)

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