AUTEC – Academic Association of Topography and Cartography, SIRA – Academic Association of Architectural Restoration, and IGMI – Italian Geographic Military Institute are organizing the 1st International Conference on “Geomatics and Restoration: Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era”. The conference is supported by ISPRS (WG IV/2, WG V/1, WG V/2, WG II/8) and CIPA Heritage Documentation.
Starting from the main output coming from all technologies – 3D point clouds – a myriad of new representations are offered for planning and analysis of conservation projects, and for disseminating information about heritage sites as well as many new problems. But traditionally geomatics and restorers approach cultural heritage from different perspectives. For example, data producers often overestimate the importance of accuracy, while data users do not appreciate the importance of a correct methodology in creating a reliable survey of an architectural complex. Sharing, exchanging, and exploring new approaches, good practices, and research results in this cross-disciplinary arena between these worlds should be helpful in order to develop a common language and to share common goals.