Photogrammetry and Augmented Reality to Promote the Religious Cultural Heritage of San Pedro Cathedral in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1194)


This innovative proposal combines the use of the biggest reality and photogrammetry for modeling structures in digital format. It addresses two themes the use of technologies for the restoration of heritage structures in the event of a fortuitous event and the use of a technological tool that allows the dissemination of the religious cultural heritage of the Cathedral of San Pedro in Guayaquil, Ecuador to national and foreign tourists, the interest in knowing a little more about the history of culture and art is encouraged when effective conservation strategies are involved and even more by incorporating the use of technology in smart devices. This allows easy quick access with proper visualization, the use of photogrammetry technique is adopted in several museums around the world and allow tourists to learn about a specific topic in a didactic and interactive way. Another technique is the increasing reality technique, this technique incorporates data in virtual form links on the web audio video, video text or other multimedia through markers to objects serving as a tool that encourages learning more about different topics. The one chosen in this work is the religious cultural heritage. The interface developed in Unity, and the use of the Vuforia development kit, through the mobile application “My Cathedral”, allows users to access relevant historical information, visualizing the photogrammetric images in increasing reality, precisely on the most representative objects of the cathedral of San Pedro in Guayaquil.


Photogrammetry Augmented reality Religious cultural heritage 



We thank the directors of the Cathedral of San Pedro de Guayaquil, Father Carlos Mena, for the availability and authorization allowed for the accomplishment of this work. To the Salesian Polytechnic University for its unconditional support in the management for the completion of this work. We gratefully acknowledge the support of NVIDIA Corporation with the donation of the Titan X Pascal GPU used for new research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica SalesianaGuayaquilEcuador

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