Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 531-538, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-531-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 531-538, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-531-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  21 Aug 2017

21 Aug 2017

ARMAGH OBSERVATORY – HISTORIC BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING IN BUILDING CONSERVATION

M. Murphy2, A. Chenaux1, G. Keenaghan1, V.. GIbson1, J. Butler3, and C. Pybusr4 M. Murphy et al.
  • 1Dublin Institute of Technology
  • 2VBE Lab Ireland
  • 3Armagh Observatory
  • 4Carleton University

Keywords: HBIM, Digital Heritage Documentation, Laser Scanning, Photogrammetry, Heritage Management, Virtual Learning Environments

Abstract. In this paper the recording and design for a Virtual Reality Immersive Model of Armagh Observatory is presented, which will replicate the historic buildings and landscape with distant meridian markers and position of its principal historic instruments within a model of the night sky showing the position of bright stars. The virtual reality model can be used for educational purposes allowing the instruments within the historic building model to be manipulated within 3D space to demonstrate how the position measurements of stars were made in the 18th century. A description is given of current student and researchers activities concerning on-site recording and surveying and the virtual modelling of the buildings and landscape. This is followed by a design for a Virtual Reality Immersive Model of Armagh Observatory use game engine and virtual learning platforms and concepts.