ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume II-5/W3
11 Sep 2015
 | 11 Sep 2015

Acquirement and Interpretation of Public Documentation of Cultural Heritage – WeChat & Post-disaster Rebuilding of Shangri-La Ancient City

X. W. Huo, G. Zhang, J. Shang, X. J. Qi, G. L. Li, and Z. Y. Huang

Keywords: Public Documentation, WeChat, Post-disaster Rebuilding, Shangri-La Ancient City

Abstract. The essay introduces the methodology and reflection upon the acquirement and interpretation of public documentation supporting the post-disaster reconstruction of the Shangri-La historic town after struck by fire in 2014. The proposed acquirement platform is developed on the basis of WeChat, a popular mobile communication App on smart phones in China. Historic photos and related documents of the burnt historic area are then accumulated to be analytically interpreted to inform post-disaster reconstruction planning.