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Archaeological Information Systems

Creating a Visual Index to Aid Architectural Reconstruction
Conference paper
Part of the Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences book series (CMCS, volume 3)

Abstract

Reconstructing antique architecture is a multidisciplinary research and a time consuming process as researchers have to deal with large data sets and multifaceted information stored and distributed in different kinds of documents and media. Platforms are becoming necessary that provide an overview of the required data and make it possible to integrate the documentation of a site, ongoing research as well as research results. As the use of multimedia data acquisition is rapidly increasing, archaeological information systems should provide an integration of different media types as well. Therefore we introduce interactive information systems – as “visual index” – in this work. These systems will be presented as possible digital publication methods for archaeology. On the technical side Google Earth and 3D PDF are used as they allow the integration of multimedia and the display of temporal and/or spatial referenced data.

Keywords

Archaeological information system Digital publication Reconstruction Visual index 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Architectural Sciences, Digital Architecture and PlanningTU WienViennaAustria

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