Tag: GIS

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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The Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011 caused tremendous damage to various historical documents and cultural heritage.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


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Cultural Heritage plus Digital Technologies? A good omen for the future

Digital technologies are today increasingly used for the preservation, representation, enjoyment and promotion of our cultural heritage. What are the implications of the use of digital technologies applied to Cultural Heritage? What are its benefits and its limitations? We tried to answer these questions by interviewing some experts in the field: Alberto Antinori, geologist, GIS, Remote Sensing & Terrain Modeler expert; Roberto Angeletti, architect, SW Programmer, GIS and 3D expert; Antonello Buccella, draftsman and 3D modeler. Continue reading


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Current Practices and New Directions in Digital Epigraphy

This event was aimed at anyone interested in epigraphy (digital or non-digital) as well as to the establishment and diffusion of general best current practices for digital editions. It covered many aspects of digital technology applied to inscriptions, from content to management and networking. It was composed of 3 workshops (Harmonization and interoperability of Inscriptions, Translations of Inscriptions, Intellectual Property Rights) and a photographic workshop on shooting high quality images for online publication and research. Continue reading


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Geocoded Digital Cultural Content

This new book Geocoded Digital Cultural Content, edited by Franc J. Zakrajsek and Vlasta Vodeb (with a foreword curated by Antonella Fresa) focuses on Geographic location, which is a very important attribute of a cultural heritage item. The authors investigate … Continue reading


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SASS Conference 2013, including a track about Digital Humanities

SASS – Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study SASS is an association of scholars and others interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of … Continue reading


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MEGA-Jordan: a State-of-the-Art System for Jordan’s archaeological sites

The development and implementation of a bilingual Arabic-English, Web-based national geographic information system (GIS) for Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA) is the central focus of the Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities, Jordan (MEGA-J) project. The project was designed and developed by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA). Continue reading


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Indicate project: a milestone during its life!

Digitalmeetsculture special correspondent from Catania, for the INDICATE Technical Conference where experts met to discuss about digital preservation, virtual exhibitions and GIS applied to the digital cultural resources presenting the intermediate project results to an international audience. Continue reading