GeoRes 2017

1st International Conference on “Geomatics and Restoration: Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era”

Venue: Florence, Italy
22-24 May 2017

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.

The preservation of Cultural Heritage attracts a large number of developed and deepened themes by several research groups dedicated to the broad landscape of spatial information.
The contribution of WG IV/2 can be devoted to the many topics of the conference (documentation of monumental complexes, the use of digital images in visible and not visible ranges, thematic data documenting pathologies, materials, decay, data georeferencing, etc. see:
However it is expected that the specific studies that distinguish the group on the geospatial ontologies, semantics, and knowledge representation, as well as semantic web, big data etc. can be useful to develop the topic Risk and Resilience, which will be the subject of a panel entitled: “Cities of art: Risk and Resilience”.


AUTEC - Academic Association of Topography and Cartography,
SIRA - Academic Association of Architectural Restoration,
IGMI – Italian Geographic Military Institute.
The conference is supported by ISPRS (WG V/1, WG V/2, WG II/8, WG IV/2) and CIPA Heritage Documentation

Paper submission and proceedings

Accepted papers will be published in the ISPRS International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences and indexed in Scopus. Abstract can be submitted from here (you need to create an account if you do not have one before).

special issue of Applied Geomatics (Scopus Citescore 1.08, SJR 2015: 0.323) and of ‘ ANANKE (A-class journal) will publish a reviewed version of the best papers.

ACCOMODATION - IGM offers the chance to book some double and single rooms in his guestrooms in Florence, via della Scala, 68. Special prices are reserved for Conference participants. Rooms are limited! Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Updated info about the conference (honor and scientific committees, key note speakers, tentative program, venue, location) are available at the conference web site

1_Documentation of monumental complexes 
2_The use of digital images in visible and not-visible ranges 
3_Thematic data documenting pathologies, materials, decay, data georeferencing
4_Risk and resilience
5_HBIM for management and maintenance 
6_Digital and physical replicas – augmented reality, virtual restoration
7_Education: courses, workshops, summer schools…. developing new professional skills
8_The relationship between recording and design processing

Important dates:

10th of February: Extended Abstract Submission
20th of February: Young Researchers Workshop Early Bird Registration
17th of March: Conference Early Bird Registration
10th of April: Full Paper Submission
18th of May: Conference Late Registration 
22-24 May: Conference

ADDITIONAL EVENT – Preliminary Young Researcher Workshop (19-21March)
It is devoted to establish a first contact between geomatics and restorers, to discuss and to interchange ideas about Cultural Heritage documentation. More info in

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