DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s08.v2004

DOCUMENTATION OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS WITH TERRESTRIAL LASER SCANNING METHOD: THE CASE STUDY OF ARMENIAN CHURCH IN SIVRIHISAR, IN ESKISEHIR-TURKEY

R. COMERT, U. AVDAN, E. SENKAL
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 2, 871 - 878 pp

ABSTRACT

Anatolian geography, which had hosted different civilization and culture through
history, has lots of historical building that were inherited in these communities. As a
witness of history, historical structures have been carrying very important information
from past to present. Because of the natural and humanistic reasons, these structures
have been damaged and lots of historical information has been lost today. Historical
artifacts need to be protected for transferring to the next generation. The most effective
way of protection is a rapid documentation of these artifacts. Terrestrial laser scanning
method, that is one of the advanced techniques, allows to rapid and detailed, precise and
digitally 3D documentation of historical artifacts.
The aim of this study is to investigate the applicability of terrestrial laser scanning
method at historical building documentation. Within this scope, Documentation of an
old Armenian Church, which is in Sivrihisar, Eskisehir, was achieved with a 3D
terrestrial laser scanning instrument. The Armenian Church was built for Surp
Yerortutyun in 1881. This Church has the feature of the first Armenian Church which
built with public money. The Church is the second big church on the Turkey geography.
The structure which had abandoned for the last twenty year has been restored as proper
of original feature by The Sivrihisar Municipality. The results from the documentations
shown that Terrestrial laser scanning method is the usable method for documentation of
historical buildings.

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Documentation, Laser Scanning, 3D Model