Photogrammetry and interactive 3D virtual tour to the outreach of cultural heritage. The case study of the Church of Panagia Episkepsi, Trikala, Greece

K. Moysiadis, Athanasios (2018) Photogrammetry and interactive 3D virtual tour to the outreach of cultural heritage. The case study of the Church of Panagia Episkepsi, Trikala, Greece. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Cultural heritage management involves a range of methodologies, from data acquisition, recording and visualisation to information management, technology interchange and communication. Close range photogrammetry provides completeness, precision, uniform accuracy, texture and three dimensional data, while interactive 3D virtual tour is used to present a full cover of monuments of cultural heritage, in immersive “lively” appearance. The Church of Panagia Episkepsi built in 1867, located in the traditional settlement of Varousi, is one of the oldest and most historic cultural heritage monuments in the city of Trikala, Greece. It is a monument of significant architectural elements, with rich traditional decoration and splendid wood carvings. Close range photogrammetric techniques are used to create a 3D model of the monument, while a series of panoramic images made of stereoscopic images to embed 3D modelling in virtual tour. Accuracy considerations with respect to image overlap, luminosity, projection and filtering are taken into account. Photographic and descriptive characteristics are also embedded at the virtual tour to provide a historical and technical overview of the monument. Both the 3D model and the virtual tour are uploaded to the official site of the church for dissemination and outreach purposes, from visitors and tourists to theoretical and technical scientists.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
K. Moysiadis, AthanasiosUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: photogrammetry; virtual tour; cultural heritage; outreach; 3D; conservation; dissemination
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
National Committee: ICOMOS
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 14:13
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 14:13
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