A Community-Built Virtual Heritage Collection

Helen C Miles1, Andrew T Wilson2, Frédéric Labrosse1, Bernard Tiddeman1, Jonathan C Roberts2

1 Aberystwyth University
2 Bangor University


Abstract

The HeritageTogether project has developed a web platform through which members of the public can upload their own photographs of heritage assets to be processed into 3D models using an automated Structure-from-Motion work flow. The web platform is part of a larger project which aims to capture, create and archive digital heritage assets in conjunction with local communities in Wales, UK, with a focus on megalithic monuments. The 3D models are displayed online using a lightbox style gallery and a virtual museum, while the large amounts of additional data produced are stored in an online archive. Each representation provides a different perspective and context to the data, allowing users to explore the data in a multitude of ways. HeritageTogether is a digital community and community-built archive and museum of heritage data, developed to inspire local communities to learn more about their heritage and to help to preserve it.


Helen C Miles, Andrew T Wilson, Frédéric Labrosse, Bernard Tiddeman, Jonathan C Roberts, “A Community-Built Virtual Heritage Collection.” In Transactions on Computational Science XXVI, pp. 91-110. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016.

[DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-49247-5_6]