Advantages and Disadvantages of Using TLS Techniques in Monumental Buildings; Darsiyak Yanartaş Monastery Archangel Michael and Gabriel Church Example

Creative Commons License

Koca M., Kozlu H. H.

Advanced LIDAR , vol.1, no.1, pp.1-5, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Advanced LIDAR
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Monumental buildings are considered as a building group that includes many different types of buildings, such as mosques, churches, madrasas, caravanserais, inns, and baths, built for public use. Each of these buildings has spatial characteristics that vary according to the type of building, periodical differences and regional character. However, it is seen that the majority of these buildings have a plan setup consisting of small spaces that are articulated to a large and central space. Among the monumental buildings, one of the building types that show this central place feature is the churches. While the use of terrestrial laser scanning method in the measurements of churches with central space provides many advantages, it also causes some disadvantages. In this study, measurements of the Yanartaş Monastery Archangel Michael and Gabriel Church, one of the 19th century Kayseri churches, was made with a terrestrial laser scanning system for documentation studies and the advantages and disadvantages of this measurement system were conveyed.