Alternative Representations of 3D-Reconstructed Heritage Data

Helen C Miles1, Andrew T Wilson2, Frédéric Labrosse1, Bernard Tiddeman1, Seren Griffiths3, Ben Edwards3, Panagiotis D Ritsos4, Joseph W Mearman2, Katharina Möller2, Raimund Karl2, Jonathan C Roberts2

1 Aberystwyth University
2 Bangor University
3 Manchester Metropolitan University
4 University of Chester

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By collecting images of heritage assets from members of the public and processing them to create 3D-reconstructed models, the HeritageTogether project has accomplished the digital recording of nearly 80 sites across Wales, UK. A large amount of data has been collected and produced in the form of photographs, 3D models, maps, condition reports, and more. Here we discuss some of the different methods used to realize the potential of this data in different formats and for different purposes. The data are explored in both virtual and tangible settings, and—with the use of a touch table—a combination of both. We examine some alternative representations of this community-produced heritage data for educational, research, and public engagement applications.


Helen C Miles, Andrew T Wilson, Frédéric Labrosse, Bernard Tiddeman, Seren Griffiths, Ben Edwards, Panagiotis D Ritsos, Joseph W Mearman, Katharina Möller, Raimund Karl, Jonathan C Roberts, “Alternative Representations of 3D-Reconstructed Heritage Data,” Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), 9(1), 2016.

[DOI: 10.1145/2795233]