Crowd-Sourced Digitisation of Cultural Heritage Assets

Helen C Miles1, Andrew T Wilson2, Frédéric Labrosse1, Bernard Tiddeman1, Seren Griffiths3, Ben Edwards3, Katharina Möller2, Raimund Karl2, Jonathan C Roberts2

1 Aberystwyth University
2 Bangor University
3 Manchester Metropolitan University


With the rise of digital content and web-based technologies, archaeologists and heritage organisations are increasingly striving to produce digital records of archaeology and heritage sites. The large numbers and geographical spread of these sites means that it would be too time-consuming for any one team to survey them. To meet this challenge, the Heritage Together project has developed a web platform through which members of the public can upload their own photographs of heritage assets to be processed into 3D models using an automated photogrammetry work flow. The web platform is part of a larger project which aims to capture, create and archive digital heritage assets in conjunction with local communities in Wales, UK, with a focus on megalithic monuments. Heritage Together is a digital community and community-built archive of heritage data, developed to inspire local communities to learn more about their heritage and to help to preserve it.

Helen C Miles, Andrew T Wilson, Frédéric Labrosse, Bernard Tiddeman, Seren Griffiths, Ben Edwards, Katharina Möller, Raimund Karl, Jonathan C Roberts, “Crowd-Sourced Digitisation of Cultural Heritage Assets,” IEEE International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW), 2014.

[DOI: 10.1109/CW.2014.57]