Augmented Reality Visualization of Archeological Data

  • Daniel EggertEmail author
  • Dennis Hücker
  • Volker Paelke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


One intention of archeology is the documentation and reconstruction of historical development of mankind. The extracted data of an archeological excavation is usually spatial referenced and visualized with the help of maps or geographical information system. Both, paper maps and digital representations have partly complementary strengths and shortcomings in their application. With Augmented Reality, both Systems can be combined and complement each other. This Work presents a concept for augmenting archeological paper maps with 3D models and additional interaction options. Besides the presentation of contents in 3D space for museum visitors, the identified examples of usage include the generation of new contents to support the archeological work on an excavation site. The mobile application ARAC Maps (Augmented Reality for Archeological Content) realizes this concept based on commercially available devices with the Android operation system.


Augmented reality Archaeological mapping 3D geovisualization Google android 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Kartographie und GeoinformatikLeibniz Universität HannoverHanoverGermany

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