Reuse scenario

Virtual research infrastructure for cities

This scenario is meant to showcase the re-use and enrichment of 3D models originally created for a public digital platform as a virtual research environment, equipping humanities scholars and citizens scientists to explore and research the city heritage. Target audience are citizen researchers investigating specifically genealogy.
The city of Sion, the capital of the canton of Vallis in Switzerland, has a rich heritage since the Bronze age which has been researched and turned into 3D city models of the town depicting three relevant historical periods: 1630, 1770 and 1820. In 5Dculture these models will be extended to a virtual research environment that provides researchers access to images and texts and enables them to explore the historic city enriched by their content.

Figure 1: Photorealistic atmospheric render of the Lange Houtstraat at the crossroads with the Korte Houtstraat, looking at the Leprozengracht.

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Workshop, Education, 3D models

Bridging Students with Research Professions

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Project Meeting, Inception, Workshop, Project Presentation

Partner Meeting in Ferrara (9-10 April 2024)

Thanks to the courtesy of our partner INCEPTION, the project team was invited for the third in-person meeting to gather in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ferrara, Italy. For 1,5 days the project partners will stick their heads together, update each other, evaluate the past mon...

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