Digitally Archiving Cultural Objects

  • Katsushi Ikeuchi
  • Daisuke Miyazaki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Range Sensor

    1. Katsushi Ikeuchi, Daisuke Miyazaki
      Pages 1-10
    2. Shintaro Ono, Ken Matsui, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 33-47
  3. Range Data Analysis

    1. Ko Nishino, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 71-88
    2. Takeshi Oishi, Atsushi Nakazawa, Ryo Kurazume, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 89-107
    3. Takeshi Oishi, Atsushi Nakazawa, Ryo Kurazume, Katsushi Ikeuchi, Ryusuke Sagawa
      Pages 109-126
    4. Tomohito Masuda, Yuichiro Hirota, Ko Nishino, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 127-146
    5. Ryusuke Sagawa, Ko Nishino, Mark D. Wheeler, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 147-159
    6. Ryusuke Sagawa, Ko Nishino, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 161-191
    7. Ryusuke Sagawa, Takeshi Oishi, Atsushi Nakazawa, Ryo Kurazume, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 193-205
  4. Color Analysis

    1. Ryo Ohkubo, Ryo Kurazume, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 237-278
    2. Rei Kawakami, Robby T. Tan, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 279-295
    3. Akifumi Ikari, Rei Kawakami, Robby T. Tan, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 297-321
    4. Robby T. Tan, Katsushi Ikeuchi, Ko Nishino
      Pages 323-351
    5. Takushi Shibata, Toru Takahashi, Daisuke Miyazaki, Yoichi Sato, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 385-401
  5. Digitizing Cultural Heritage

    1. Mawo Kamakura, Takeshi Oishi, Jun Takamatsu, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 405-418
    2. Tomohito Masuda, Yosuke Yamada, Nobuaki Kuchitsu, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 419-439
    3. Yasuhide Okamoto, Takeshi Oishi, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 441-455
    4. Tetsuya Kakuta, Takeshi Oishi, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 457-471
    5. Takeshi Oishi, Katsushi Ikeuchi
      Pages 473-483
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 485-503

About this book


A large number of cultural heritage objects around the world are deteriorating or being destroyed due to the work of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, and human-inflicted destruction, such as war and vandalism. In the wake of these threats, 3D data becomes a critical component to permanently recording the shapes of these important objects so that they might be passed down to future generations.

Digitally Archiving Cultural Objects describes thorough research and methods for preserving cultural heritage objects through the use of 3D digital data. These methods were developed through using computer vision and computer graphics technologies. This data can also be used for simulation and restoration purposes as well as towards various multimedia applications.

This comprehensive book is organized into four parts. Part 1 describes various sensors designed to obtain data. Part 2 contains a collection of papers that describe the geometric pipeline, converting obtained data into a consistent geometric model, through determining relative relations among digital data and connecting those data into a uniform representation. Part 3 concerns photometric issues, including how to map color pictures on a geometric model and how to remove the effect of sunlight in the pictures obtained. Part 4 reports on the effort to establish a digital museum to restore and display the original appearance of heritage objects as well as conduct analyses of obtained data for heritage research.


3D 3D modeling Alignment Ikeuchi Mapping Mixed Reality Multimedia Raytracing Simulation Textur archiving cultural digital heritage modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Katsushi Ikeuchi
    • 1
  • Daisuke Miyazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of TokyoMeguro-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75806-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-75807-7
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