Development of an Information and Management System for Recording, Analysis, Protection and Revitalization of Cultural Heritage Application Case Study of Istanbul

Geymen A.

LASERS IN ENGINEERING, vol.19, pp.93-108, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : LASERS IN ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-108


Historic heritage sites of countries emphasise very much in for various ways e.g., tourism, publicity of the country and economical gains. With a historical heritage, Turkey can participate in those lucky Countries. Not only having a historical heritage is important, but also it is very important to protect and revitalise these sites. UNESCO takes important historical areas in the world historical heritage list as a means of helping world countries. Here, the aim is to support and to protect historical constructions of these countries and thus, to help protecting the historical heritage. Terrestrial Laser Scanners (TLS) are used more and more as instruments for various tasks in cultural heritage conservation. Particularly, old buildings and archaeological sites are means to offer a variety of applications e.g. the surveying of static or simply the Visualization and precise modelling for data archiving purposes. In Turkey, nine historical areas are under protection of the UNESCO and one of these is the Tekfur Palace in the Istanbul Metropolitan Area historical city.