Digital Techniques for Cultural Heritage and Artifacts Recording

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Tarek Galal Abdelhamid


This paper will examine the current techniques available for recording of heritage sites and archaeological artifacts, that is: cultural heritage. Techniques include: digital freehand sketching, digital measurement, photographic techniques for generation of panoramas, 3D models and interactive tours, generation of 2D and 3D models to create interactive virtual tours, VR techniques and other trends. The paper will review the available hardware and software, the different workflows, processes, software, types of tools available for those interested in recording digital heritage. Future and expected trends will also be discussed.

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Tarek Galal Abdelhamid, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA) MSA Architectural Engineering

Lecturer in MSA in 6th October, is a practising architectural engineer with a PhD in Islamic Archaeology and Architecture, an MA in Islamic Art and Architecture and an MA in Urban Design. He also has extensive computer and CAD experience since 1983. He lectures on the history of architecture and art, architectural design, CAD and the use of computers in architecture and archaeology. He has been teaching Computer Applications in Archaeology since 2013. His publications include four books and several articles covering topics such as Computer Applications in Archaeology , CAD, architectural design process, contemporary Egyptian Islamic Architectural history, several topics on the  historiography and architecture of Mamluk Egypt and Syria and other topics.


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