Epoch’s NEWTON projects (NEW TOols Needed) aim at plugging gaps in the digital processing of Cultural Heritage on the basis of existing tools or tools under development for Epoch’s Common Infrastructure (WP3.3). One of the main goals is to develop entire scenarios that can handle multiple steps in such processing chains.
|ARCHIVE MAPPER FOR ARCHAEOLOGY (AMA)
AMA will develop a tool for semi-automated mapping to CIDOC. One of AMA’s explicit goals is to stimulate the adoption of CIDOC-CRM as reference model by heritage professionals and heritage policy makers, showcasing the bi-directional equivalence between it and existing national or de-facto standards and providing the tools to implement such mapping.
|CONTEXT INFLUENCED MOBILE ACQUISITION AND DELIVERY OF CH DATA (CIMAD)
CIMAD, a collaboration between institutes from Italy and the United Kingdom, has an ambitious goal: it aims at the implementation of a framework for “smart” cultural heritage environments. These environments will support distributed and mobile on-site applications, from data capture to public dissemination.
|INTEGRATION OF IMAGES AND LASERSCAN DATA FOR 3D MODELING (IMODELASER)
In recent years a number of techniques for data acquisition and processing have been developed in photogrammetry and computer vision. However, in terms of quality and reliability, the results are often not yet acceptable for cultural heritage professional. To solve this dilemma, a team in Zuerich will work on the integration of image and laserscan data for 3D modeling.
| UNDERWATER DATA COLLECTION AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY (UPGRADE)
The new UPGRADE project is bringing together experts in underwater archaeology to develop a software suite for the integration and fusion of acoustical, optical and platform navigation data. These tools should make the whole process largely automatic, and facilitate the construction of georeferenced 3D maps of underwater archaeological areas.
|VIRTUAL HUMAN OPEN SIMULATION FRAMEWORK FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE (CHARACTERISE)
While 3D representations of cultural heritage sites are becoming more common, the empty streets of these models can often seem sterile and lifeless. In the new VIRTUMAN project experts from Switzerland and the United Kingdom will join forces to create a ‘Scene Population Toolkit. This toolkit will allow to place intelligent, multilingual avatars into virtual scenes.
|THE EPOCH 3D MULTIMEDIA KIOSK (3DKIOSK)
3D processing involves an entire chain of steps, from different techniques to capture 3D data, over ways to clean up these data and integrate the results into models, up to ways of visualising the models. 3DKIOSK wants to offer novel solutions for each of these levels. The goal is an integrated turnkey solution, tailored for the needs and requirements of museums.