Recording, Modeling and Visualization of Cultural Heritage: Proceedings of the International Workshop, Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland, May 22-27, 2005

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This book deals with the recording, modelling and visualization of cultural heritage (anthropogenic objects and natural scenes) and related processes. The areas discussed include data acquisition, using a variety of sensors (mainly optical sensors and laser scanners); platforms and mobile systems; data management and Spatial Information Systems; 3D modeling; and reconstruction, visualization and animation; Virtual and Augmented Reality, including innovative software and hardware systems; applications and interdisciplinary projects. A central focus is the development of methods for automated data processing.

The aim of the workshop was to survey recent developments, trends, and new approaches and to bring together the various heterogeneous groups active in cultural heritage (sponsors, archaeologists and architects, scientists in remote sensing, photogrammetry, computer vision and computer graphics etc.). The involvement of these groups, representing both producers and users of information, allowed a cross-fertilisation and a multidisciplinary treatment of the workshop topics.

This book offers a comprehensive selection of high-quality contributions from leading international research institutions and other organisations active in cultural heritage, treating theoretical issues as well as projects and applications and representing the cutting edge of this key subject as presented at the workshop organised by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich at Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland on 22-27 May 2005.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415392082
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Emmanuel Baltsavias, Armin Gruen, Maria Pateraki, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Luc Van Gool, ETH Zurich, Switzerland & Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

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Table of Contents


Information management and networks

Multidisciplinary projects integrating different approaches

Remote sensing

Laser scanning

New and integrated technologies for 3D modeling

Data acquisition for documentation

Mobile mapping and site modeling

Spatial information systems

Theory and methods of 3D modeling

Archaeological landscapes

Reconstruction and visualization

Visualization and animation

Virtual and augmented reality

Short contributions

Color plates

List of participants

Author index

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