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MayaArch3D

Project researchers

The MayaArch3D project aims at the multi-sensor and multi-resolution 3D documentation of the UNESCO Maya site of Copan (Honduras) and at the realization of a 3D GIS-type tool to visualize and query multi-resolution archaeological 3D models online. The project had two phases and an interdisciplinary approach to realize an easy and realiable tool to access, query and analyze 3D heritage data online.


Representative Publications:
- von Schwerin, J., Richards-Rissetto, H. Remondino, F., Spera, M.G., Auer, M. Billen, N., Loos, L., Stelson, L., Reindel, M., 2015: Airborne LiDAR acquisition, post-processing and accuracy-checking for a 3D WebGIS of Copan, Honduras. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Vol. 5, pp. 85–104, doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.11.005

- von Schwerin, J., Richards-Rissetto, H., Agugiaro, G., Remondino, F., Girardi, G., 2012: The MayaArch3D project: a 3D web system for querying ancient architecture and landscapes. Proc. Int. Conference "Digital Humanities 2012", 16-22 July Hamburg, Germany

- Agugiaro, G. Remondino, F., Girardi, G., von Schwerin, J., Richards-Rissetto, H., De Amicis, R., 2011: QUERYARCH3D: Querying and visualizing 3D models of a Maya archaeological site in a web-based interface. Geoinformatics FCE CTU Journal, vol. 6, pp. 10-17, Prague, Czech Republic

- Agugiaro, G., Remondino, F., Girardi, G., Von Schwerin, J., Richards-Rissetto, H., De Amicis, R., 2011: A web-based interactive tool for multi-resolution 3D models of a Maya archaeological site. Int. Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. 38(5/W16)

Duration: 
4 years (2011-2014)
Partners: 

First phase: University of New Mexico (USA), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), University of California, Merced (USA), Graphitech (Italy).

Second phase: German Archaeological Institute (DAI), GIScience Research Group - University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Funding: 
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
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