National Science Foundation Grant IIS-0121239
This has been a 6 year project, begun in September 2001, and work related to
the project is still ongoing. We had a number of broad research goals in
this research project:
- Developing new methods of creating complex, three-dimensional,
photo-realistic, interactive models of large historical and archaeological
Developing a system to create a new class of information visualization
systems that integrate three-dimensional models, two dimensional images,
text, and other web-based resources to annotate the physical environment.
This system will support scientists in the field, as well as facilitate
on-site interpretation and distance learning.
Developing new database technology to catalogue and access a site's
structures, artifacts, objects, and their context. This will significantly
improve a user's ability to query and analyze a site's information.
Developing methods and resources that will permit teachers and students to
access the model and associated information over the Internet and to use it
both in the classroom and at home. The goal is to allow flexible access on a
variety of educational levels to a mass of emerging scientific and historic
data to show how discovery and change are a part of both scientific and
interpretive dynamic processes.
France: Modeling the Cathedral of Ste. Pierre, Beauvais, France
New York: Modeling Cathedral of St. John The Divine
Sicily: Modeling Acropolis at Mt. Palazzo, Sicily
South Africa: Modeling Thulamela
Governors Island: Fort Jay Model
Egypt: Excavations at Amheida, Egypt ; Panorama Modeling of Egyptian Site
Archaeological Visualization: Collaborative Visualization of an
Archaeological Excavation; Cross-Dimensional Gestural Interaction
Databases for Archaeology: ArchQuery Columbia Faceted Database Query Engine