Three-dimensional modelling for cultural heritage

Luis Marques, Josep Roca

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The creation of 3D models of urban elements is extremely relevant for urbanists constituting digital archives and being especially useful for enriching maps and databases or reconstructing and analyzing objects/areas through time, building/recreating scenarios and implementing intuitive methods of interaction. The widespread data available online offer new opportunities to generate realistic 3D models without the need to go physically to the place. This chapter aims to demonstrate the potential 3D modeling and visualization/interaction of urban elements in the city for multiple purposes, and it is organized in four main topics: The first deals with the theoretical framework regarding the bases of the human perception of the spatial environment and the importance of 3D modelling. The second and third deal with technical procedures on terrestrial/aerial data acquisition and demonstrate alternatively data gathered online to generate 3D models for the visualization of urban elements of the city, and the fourth introduces 3D model visualization within an augmented reality environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods and applications of geospatial technology in sustainable urbanism
EditorsJosé António Tenedório, Rossana Estanqueiro, Cristina Delgado Henriques
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781799822516
ISBN (Print)9781799822509, 9781799822493
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMethods and Applications of Geospatial Technology in Sustainable Urbanism
ISSN (Print)2327-5715
ISSN (Electronic)2327-5723


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