A Community-Built Virtual Heritage Collection

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Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions on Computational Science XXVI
Subtitle of host publicationSpecial Issue on Cyberworlds and Cybersecurity
EditorsMarina L. Gavriolova, C. J. Kenneth Tan
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-49247-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-49246-8, 3662492466
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2016

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
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The HeritageTogether 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 Structure-from-Motion 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. The 3D models are displayed online using a lightbox style gallery and a virtual museum, while the large amounts of additional data produced are stored in an online archive. Each representation provides a different perspective and context to the data, allowing users to explore the data in a multitude of ways. HeritageTogether is a digital community and community-built archive and museum of heritage data, developed to inspire local communities to learn more about their heritage and to help to preserve it.


  • Structure-from-Motion, Archaeology, Co-production


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