On silent wings through the World Heritage: The Virtual Town Model of Bamberg

Dengler-Schreiber, Karin and Schramm, Karl-Heinz (2008) On silent wings through the World Heritage: The Virtual Town Model of Bamberg. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The picturesque World Heritage city of Bamberg is the ideal choice for a virtual city model. Visitors can fly through the streets on the computer, admiring the buildings from every angle, zooming in on detail or discovering hidden gardens. Visitors are not only limited to the present but can embark upon an exciting journey into the past because the model is linked with historical maps and images. Users can also travel into the future by adding plans for new buildings, thus facilitating decision-making. This unique model, on which staff members of the city administration have been working for three years, is complete in central areas of the World Heritage site and can be visited from all over the world via Google Earth. It is an impressing innovative tool for imparting the “spirit ” of the World Heritage city of Bamberg both to interested adults and youths.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Dengler-Schreiber, KarinUNSPECIFIED
Schramm, Karl-HeinzUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town; virtual town model; World Heritage List; virtual reality; spirit of place
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 05. Aerial surveys
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Town of Bamberg, Germany
UNESCO WHC Number: 624
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 07:42
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/129

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