The Angkor ruins in Cambodia, which is also registered as a World Heritage Site, is deteriorating due to wind and rain of long years.
Japan is cooperating with the restoration project.
We are developing the concept of crowdsourcing, in which a large number of people provide labor little by little, and are conducting activities to grasp the current state of the ruins by collecting photographs taken by tourists.
Every year, more than one million tourists visit the Angkor ruins.
The vibration of many tourists is a factor in the deterioration of the ruins.
On the other hand, tourists take pictures of many ruins sites.
We support proactive preservation activities by collecting a large number of photographs taken by tourists and generating a 3D model of the archaeological site.
We generate a 3D model of the ruins using a large number of photographs taken by tourists.
The generated 3D model is converted into time series data and the ruins are monitored.
Monitoring activities are investigating the influence on ruins sites.
We are building a proactive preservation monitoring system for the purpose of long-term and sustainable ruins site monitoring.
These activities are carried out with the participation of the Japanese Government team for Safeguarding Angkor.
|Toshiya Matsui||University of Tsukuba||Conservation science|
|Youhei Kawamura||Akita University||Measurement engineering|
|Itaru Kitahara||University of Tsukuba||Computer Vision|
|Hidehiko Shishido||University of Tsukuba||Computer Vision|
|Atsuyuki Morishima||University of Tsukuba||Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Systems|
|Masaki Matsubara||University of Tsukuba||Cognitive Science, Human-Machine Intereactions|
Participating institution: Japanese Government team for Safeguarding Angkor