Advances in 3D Spatial Information Systems. Applications in cultural heritage and virtual archeology

María Dolores Robles Ortega, Lidia Ortega Alvarado, Francisco R. Feito Higueruela


Large point clouds from radars and these-dimensional scanners are commonly used in Archaeology. However, in most cases these models cannot be properly integrated and used in software such as heritage management due to its large size. Therefore, some tools to make this management easier and optimize the processing are needed. In this work, we propone the integration between OpenVDB and GRASS in a C++ module to combine the widen functionality of GRASS GIS with the 3D models management efficiency of OpenVDB. Specifically, this application is used to combine the topographic information of a city with the 3D models of the most significant buildings. This application can be useful for both current cities as well as for virtual reconstruction of existing villages in the olden days and currently disappeared. 


Efficient visualization and management; Archaeology; Large models; Urban

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