Tag: GIS

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OPEN DATA FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE | OD4CH

The purpose of the Conference, that will close the research: “Management methodologies and innovative mapping tools for Cultural Heritage. Digital Heritage FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Tools,  OpenWebGIS, Open-Data”, is to provide an occasion for re-discuss the methodological and … Continue reading


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Future Technologies Conference 2016 – FTC 2016

About the Conference FTC attracts researchers, scientists and technologists from some of the top companies, universities, research firms and government agencies from around the world. Join us for FTC 2016, the world’s pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the … Continue reading


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Atlantic Slave Trade in 3D by Zamani project

Trading castles and fortresses along the West African coast bear testimony to one of the saddest chapters of human history, the Atlantic Slave trade. The documentation of St. George’s castle in Elmina, Ghana, in 2006, was one of the first initiatives of the Zamani project. The experience drove Prof. Rüther, Zamani leader, to initiate a project thanks to which most of the architectural sites of the slave trade would be documented and relevant information gathered; Zamani decided then to create a Slave Trade Database, presenting 3D digital models of monuments and sites related to the slave trade together with other spatial and contextual information. To date four Castles and Forts have been documented in addition to Elmina. At present, Zamani is in quest of funding for further field campaigns in sites of the African West coast, elsewhere in Africa and possibly in the Americas. Continue reading


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Zamani Project: report from Meroe, Sudan

Led by Prof. Heinz Rüther, since 2004 the Zamani project has been documenting African historical sites with the aim of creating accurate digital records for future generations. In March 2015 the Zamani partners went back to Sudan, where they had previously been to document the temple complex of Musawwarat es-Sufra. Objective of the new mission was to digitally record the Pyramids of Meroe (Begarawiyah), recognised as UNESCO World Heritage. Continue reading


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3D GIS and Augmented Reality Worskhop

In collaboration with SLU, Uppsala University and Lund University, Darteq organises an international workshop on 3D GIS and Augmented Reality, being held in Viggiano (Potenza), South Italy, on 28-30 July 2015 (English language) and 1-3 August 2015 (Italian language). With this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of 3D GIS and Augmented Reality (AR). They will work in the historical centre of Viggiano, a small village of the Basilicata Region with an old and fascinating history. Continue reading


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Hi-tech preservation of the African Heritage

Africa’s architectural heritage is being recorded in striking 3D images by the Zamani project, which attempts to capture the spatial domain of African culture. The project – arose from years of heritage documentation activities conducted by its Principal Investigator, Heinz Rüther – is based on state-of-the art data acquisition and presentation technologies, which are used to generate Geographic Information Systems, 3D computer models and other spatial data. It was initiated in 2004 in the Geomatics Division of the University of Cape Town and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2004 until 2012. Currently it is funded through the independent “Zamani African Cultural Heritage Sites Trust”. Continue reading


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International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era

The International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era (IJHDE) is a quarterly high quality peer reviewed journal in the area of Digital Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries. This year a Special Issue of the journal is planned on the hot topic of Novel Technologies for the Safeguarding and Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage; call for papers deadline: 25 April 2014 Continue reading


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Announcing a research opportunity: new EU project ITN-DCH

The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 Early Stage Researchers and 4 Experienced Researchers – 500 person months) in the area of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create for them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will significantly contribute to their career prospects. Continue reading


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A digital database for preserving the Tuscan toponymic heritage

“Synchronic and diachronic study of the Tuscan toponymy and creation of a digital archive with GIS applications”, that’s the title of the project which the Interdepartmental Centre IRTA Leonardo of Pisa’s University is working on. Thanks to the recovery, location and comparative study of still existing toponyms found in historical and modern cartographies, it will be possible to achieve the research aim: the realisation of a relationship-wise geographical databank, in order to archive the territory. Continue reading


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Japan’s CEDACH is on the job for digital preservation

The Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011 caused tremendous damage to various historical documents and cultural heritage. The Consortium for the Eathquake-Damaged Cultural Heritage (CEDACH) developed a social network of experts and self-motivated volunteers engaged in implementing a digital inventory of disaster-damaged cultural heritage. Continue reading