Development of Stone Monuments Monitoring System Using Computer Technology

Valeriy M. Grishkin, Stanislav B. Shigorets, Dmitry Yu. Vlasov, Elena A. Miklashevich, Alexey P. Zhabko, Alexander M. Kovshov, Alexey D. Vlasov

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Monitoring of the cultural heritage state is significant factor for their preservation, the timely restoration, and conservation. The aim of this work is to develop a system for monitoring cultural heritage using new computer technology. The proposed method of image comparison is based on the spectral characteristics of the studied monument. Photographing of the objects is carried out in visible and invisible spectra. Most information on the biological objects can be obtained, for example, when shooting is in the infrared range. Primary image processing, recognition of weathering features, and assessment of their potential hazards as well as evaluating of the overall state of the monument is made using complex computer programs, and the results are accumulated in a special database. This system works as the expert one. It has been shown that the possibility of classification of the main groups of organisms on monuments and assessment of the biofouling area in time is possible by using this method. This method was tested during the survey of ancient petroglyphs in Republic of Khakassia, Tomsk petroglyphs, as well as on a number of historical monuments in St. Petersburg.
Original languageEnglish
EditorsOV FrankKamenetskaya, EG Panova, DY Vlasov
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-24987-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-24985-8
StatePublished - 2016
Event5th International Symposium on Biogenic-Abiogenic Interactions in Natural and Anthropogenic Systems - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 20 Oct 201422 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)2193-8571


Conference5th International Symposium on Biogenic-Abiogenic Interactions in Natural and Anthropogenic Systems
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint Petersburg
Internet address


  • Monitoring
  • Cultural heritage
  • Biofouling
  • Computer technology
  • Mapping

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