Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 525-530, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-525-2017
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 525-530, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-525-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  21 Aug 2017

21 Aug 2017

URBAN HISTORY IN 4 DIMENSIONS – SUPPORTING RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

S. Münster1, K. Friedrichs1, C. Kröber2, J. Bruschke3, F. Henze1, F. Maiwald1, and F. Niebling3 S. Münster et al.
  • 1Media Center, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • 2Chair for Art History, Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • 3Chair for Human-Computer Interaction, Universität Würzburg, Germany

Keywords: Urban History, Photogrammetry, Augmented Reality, 3D, 4D, User Studies

Abstract. The new research group on the four-dimensional research and communication of urban history (Urban History 4D) aims to investigate and develop methods and technologies to access extensive repositories of historical media and their contextual information in a spatial model, with an additional temporal component. This will make content accessible to different target groups, researchers and the public, via a 4D browser. A location-dependent augmented-reality representation can be used as an information base, research tool, and means of communicating historical knowledge. The data resources for this research include extensive holdings of historical photographs of Dresden, which have documented the city over the decades, and digitized map collections from the Deutsche Fotothek (German photographic collection) platform. These will lay the foundation for a prototype model which will give users a virtual experience of historic parts of Dresden.