Rock Art recording in Khatm Al Melaha (United Arab Emirates): Multirange Data Scanning and Web Mapping Technologies

Farjas Abadía, Mercedes and Angás Pajas, Jorge and Jasim, Sabah Abboud and Bea Martínez, Manuel and Uribe Agudo, Paula and Lanau Hernáez, Paloma (2019). Rock Art recording in Khatm Al Melaha (United Arab Emirates): Multirange Data Scanning and Web Mapping Technologies. In: "27th CIPA International Symposium “Documenting the past for a better future”", 01/09/2019-05/09/2019, Ávila, España. ISBN 1682-1750. pp. 85-92. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-85-2019.

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Title: Rock Art recording in Khatm Al Melaha (United Arab Emirates): Multirange Data Scanning and Web Mapping Technologies
Author/s:
  • Farjas Abadía, Mercedes
  • Angás Pajas, Jorge
  • Jasim, Sabah Abboud
  • Bea Martínez, Manuel
  • Uribe Agudo, Paula
  • Lanau Hernáez, Paloma
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 27th CIPA International Symposium “Documenting the past for a better future”
Event Dates: 01/09/2019-05/09/2019
Event Location: Ávila, España
Title of Book: International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Date: 2019
ISBN: 1682-1750
Volume: XLII
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Petroglyphs; Iron Age; open-air rock art; 3D models; web mapping; open-source libraries; aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry
Faculty: E.T.S.I. en Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Cartográfica y Topografía
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The application of geometric recording data and representation of open-air rock art is intrinsically so heterogeneous that new online web platforms are required for a more efficient analysis to link all the geo-referenced information and facilitate its scientific study. From 2015 to 2018, three geometric documentation campaigns led by the Departamento de Ingeniería Topográfica y Cartografía of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) were completed in the area of Khatm al Melaha (Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates) along the Gulf of Oman. More than 370 rock art engraved motifs were documented in this area close to the southwest border with the Sultanate of Oman. All those figures were picked in 149 stone blocks with different dimensions and morphologies, distributed along the slope of an isolated 58-meter-high elevation. The aim of this project was to establish a protocol for the recording, analysis, preservation and prevention of this set of open-air rock art engravings with the following actions: developing an aerial and terrestrial recording data documentation, creating and developing a web platform called threeDcloud for visualizing three-dimensional models and web mapping, and integrating a data base by means of different JavaScript open-source libraries.

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Item ID: 56327
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/56327/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:56327
DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-85-2019
Official URL: https://www.cipa2019.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Jan 2020 09:44
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 09:44
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