• Digital Documentation and Reconstruction of an Ancient Maya Temple and Prototype of Internet GIS Database of Maya Architectur

    Project Director(s):
    Jennifer F. von Schwerin
    Author(s):
    Giorgio Agugiaro, Maurizio Forte, Raul Maqueda, Fabio Remondino, Heather Richards-Rissetto, Jennifer F. von Schwerin
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Archaeology
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    University of New Mexico
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6K93N
    Abstract:
    This is a request for Level II Start-Up funding for an international project to develop and test a working prototype for a new platform for an online, searchable database that can bring together GIS maps, 3D models, and virtual environments for teaching and research. (The planning phase was funded by a Level I Start-Up Grant in 2009.) The prototype will employ existing digital collections on Maya architecture at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Copan, Honduras and a highly-accurate, hybrid 3D model being developed by the project that will test and demonstrate the platform???s capabilities. Art historians and archaeologists from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History will work with computer experts from ETH Zurich, FBK Trento, and the University of California to design this online tool.
    Notes:
    This project brings together an international team of archeologists, technologists, and cultural heritage site managers to develop a test implementation of a new online platform for virtual environments of significant cultural sites, using the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Copan, Honduras as a testbed.
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    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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