ArtifactVis2: Managing real-time archaeological data in immersive 3D environments
Weber, Philip P.
Schulze, Jürgen P.
Levy, Thomas E.
Defanti, Thomas A.
KAUST DepartmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)
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AbstractIn this paper, we present a stereoscopic research and training environment for archaeologists called ArtifactVis2. This application enables the management and visualization of diverse types of cultural datasets within a collaborative virtual 3D system. The archaeologist is fully immersed in a large-scale visualization of on-going excavations. Massive 3D datasets are seamlessly rendered in real-time with field recorded GIS data, 3D artifact scans and digital photography. Dynamic content can be visualized and cultural analytics can be performed on archaeological datasets collected through a rigorous digital archaeological methodology. The virtual collaborative environment provides a menu driven query system and the ability to annotate, markup, measure, and manipulate any of the datasets. These features enable researchers to re-experience and analyze the minute details of an archaeological site's excavation. It enhances their visual capacity to recognize deep patterns and structures and perceive changes and reoccurrences. As a complement and development from previous work in the field of 3D immersive archaeological environments, ArtifactVis2 provides a GIS based immersive environment that taps directly into archaeological datasets to investigate cultural and historical issues of ancient societies and cultural heritage in ways not possible before. © 2013 IEEE.
CitationSmith, N. G., Knabb, K., DeFanti, C., Weber, P., Schulze, J., Prudhomme, A., … DeFanti, T. A. (2013). ArtifactVis2: Managing real-time archaeological data in immersive 3D environments. 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHeritage). doi:10.1109/digitalheritage.2013.6743761
Conference/Event name1st International Congress on Digital Heritage, DigitalHeritage 2013