The graphic survey of historical buildings is one of the most powerful tools to preserve its material cultural values and it is besides the basis for its research, conservation and dissemination. Although manual drawing has been historically the main representation technique, some other methods have been recently developed to improve the data capture and its later management. This article aims to show clearly the basic concepts related to the making process of the graphic documentation in order to make possible to select reasonably and effectively such techniques. For this purpose, a comparative analysis of the current methods is firstly shown, followed by several case studies and those criteria taken into consideration within them. Finally, the main ideas obtained in the previous analysis are presented, as well as the future prospect that in our opinion set new development ways in this field.
Talaverano, R. M. (2014). Documentación gráfica de edificios históricos: Principios, aplicaciones y perspectivas. Arqueologia de La Arquitectura. CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. https://doi.org/10.3989/arq.arqt.2014.014