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The Comparison of the Web GIS Applications Relevant for 4D Models Sharing

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jon Mills, Dr Maria-Valasia PeppaORCiD



© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.The paper presents results of the project: Cultural Heritage Through Time (CHT 2, realized accomplished within the framework of the "Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage" JPI-CH ( by an international consortium: Politecnico di Milano (IT), Newcastle University (UK), Salamanca University (ES), and Stanislaw Staszic Scientific Association SSSA (a non-profit organization), (PL). The aim of the project was the integration of 3D models of buildings, cities and landscapes for monitoring and preservation of the cultural heritage. The research was conducted on three levels of detail according to the CityGML standard: LoD0 - regional, landscape scale, LoD1/LoD2 - urban scale, LoD3 - architectural scale, level of detail - building outside. Basing of this assumption, four test sites were selected: i. the city centre of Milan (IT) - urban scale, ii. the medieval walls and the historic centre of Avila (ES) - urban/architecture scale, iii. Hadrian's Wall and its landscape (UK) - landscape scale, iv. the Fortress Cracow Krakow (PL) - architectural scale. Final 4D models were published on the Internet. The paper presents state-of-the art of the technology of 4D models sharing on the internet. 4D models were understood as 3D models solid one and point clouds changing through the time. Results of the practical initial tests of different software (commercial: Hexagon and CityEngine from ESRI and open-source: 3DHOP and Potree) are also shown. Web site: was created where the 4D models are placed for all the project partners.

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Author(s): Hejmanowska B, Glowienka E, Michalowska K, Mikrut S, Kramarczyk P, Opalinski P, Twardowski M, Guidi G, Barsanti SG, Micoli L, Malik US, Gonzalez-Aguilera D, Sanchez-Aparicio LJ, Rodriguez-Gonzalveza P, Munoz-Nieto AL, Mills J, Peppa M-V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Year: 2019

Volume: 362

Issue: 1

Online publication date: 15/11/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Date deposited: 15/01/2020

ISSN (print): 1755-1307

ISSN (electronic): 1755-1315

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/362/1/012158


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