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Hybrid 3D visualisations of archaeological sites: dynamic 3D visualisations of Harris Matrix data for rescue town excavations, Gdansk / Szafarnia site, Poland

Bobowski, Bogdan ; Walczak, Krzysztof ; Stawniak, Miroslaw

In: Posluschny, A. ; Lambers, K. ; Herzog, I. (Hrsgg.): Layers of Perception. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Berlin, 2.-6. April 2007. Koll. Vor- u. Frühgesch. 10. Bonn 2008 7 (Abstract)

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Abstract

In our solution a rich database model is used to represent stratigraphic data. This allows for the easy selection of ranges and types of data for visualisation. Using a simple data management application, several archaeologists can easily share the same dataset, enabling group work. Using a database management system for data storage instantly gives numerous benefits, which, among others, include efficient data representation, robust data access, transactional processing and data integrity constraints (verification of possible values, their constraints, their relationships, etc.). A prototype of an X-VR based Harris Matrix visualisation system has been developed. 3D diagrams can be displayed using standard VRML plug-ins to internet browsers without installing any specific software. The system has been tested on data from Gdańsk town excavations – Szafarnia (Schaferei) site.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 16:37
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Alte Geschichte, Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie
Subject (Propylaeum): Classical Archaeology
Prehistoric Archaeology
Controlled Subjects: Archäologie, Informatik, Computerunterstütztes Verfahren, Computervisualistik
Subject (classification): History of the ancient world to ca. 499