Immersive Analytics and Deep Maps – the Next Big Thing for Cultural Heritage & Archaeology

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Type Paper
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
EventIEEE Conference on Visualization: Visualization for Digital Humanities Workshop - Baltimore, MD, United States of America
Duration: 23 Oct 2016 → …


ConferenceIEEE Conference on Visualization
Abbreviated titleIEEE VIS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityBaltimore, MD
Period23 Oct 2016 → …
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Archaeologists and cultural heritage experts explore complex data that is often highly interconnected, multifaceted, multi-dimensional, multi-typed and contains uncertain information. Moreover, questions posed by researchers regarding such data are often ill-defined (where it is difficult to guarantee an answer). We argue for new ways to interact with this data, making note that their analysis provides a ‘grand challenge’ for computer science and heritage researchers. We highlight two visions, inspired from the sub-fields of Immersive Analytics and Deep Maps, as enablers for allowing both experts and the general public to interact and explore heritage data. We use prehistoric data as a case study and discuss key technologies that need to develop further, to help accomplish these two visions.