NASA Terra Spacecraft Images Thailand Flooding (2011-10-25) by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science TeamNASA
Prone to floods, partly due to its location in the Central Lowlands, Ayutthaya is very often victim to damage during the rainy season. Some years are worse than others.
Chris Dang documents Wat Phra Si Sanphet with laser scanning by Kieran Kesner for CyArkCyArk
CyArk traveled to the site in 2017 to document the temple to better understand how the site was impacted by the flooding.
Laser scanning ayutthaya by Kieran Kesner for CyArkCyArk
The documentation was conducted utilizing LiDAR and both aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry.
Ayutthaya aerial image by CyArkCyArk
Over ten thousand images were taken from drones to document the highest portions of the stone chedis or stupas.
Wat Phra Si Sanphet by CyArkCyArk
The data will be used to determine how the monuments are subsiding as some of the chedis are beginning to lean.
Ayutthaya 3D modelCyArk
All the data was aligned together to create a high resolution 3D model that can not only be used by conservators but can also be uploaded to the web.