Volume XLII-2
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2, 1053-1059, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-1053-2018
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2, 1053-1059, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-1053-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  30 May 2018

30 May 2018

3D VIRTUAL CH INTERACTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR A SMART WEB BROWSING EXPERIENCE FOR DESKTOP PCS AND MOBILE DEVICES

A. Scianna1 and M. La Guardia2 A. Scianna and M. La Guardia
  • 1ICAR-CNR (High Performance Computing and Networking Institute - National Research Council of Italy) at GISLab c/o D’Arch, Polytechnic School of University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 8, 90128 Palermo, Italy
  • 2ICAR-CNR (High Performance Computing and Networking Institute - National Research Council of Italy), at GISLab, Via Ugo La Malfa 153, Edificio 8, 90146 Palermo, Italy

Keywords: 3D model, Cultural Heritage, WebGL, ICT, UAV, Photogrammetry, HTML5

Abstract. Recently, the diffusion of knowledge on Cultural Heritage (CH) has become an element of primary importance for its valorization. At the same time, the diffusion of surveys based on UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) technologies and new methods of photogrammetric reconstruction have opened new possibilities for 3D CH representation. Furthermore the recent development of faster and more stable internet connections leads people to increase the use of mobile devices. In the light of all this, the importance of the development of Virtual Reality (VR) environments applied to CH is strategic for the diffusion of knowledge in a smart solution. In particular, the present work shows how, starting from a basic survey and the further photogrammetric reconstruction of a cultural good, is possible to built a 3D CH interactive information system useful for desktop and mobile devices. For this experimentation the Arab-Norman church of the Trinity of Delia (in Castelvetrano-Sicily-Italy) has been adopted as case study. The survey operations have been carried out considering different rapid methods of acquisition (UAV camera, SLR camera and smartphone camera). The web platform to publish the 3D information has been built using HTML5 markup language and WebGL JavaScript libraries (Three.js libraries). This work presents the construction of a 3D navigation system for a web-browsing of a virtual CH environment, with the integration of first person controls and 3D popup links. This contribution adds a further step to enrich the possibilities of open-source technologies applied to the world of CH valorization on web.