Urban History 4D @ CIPA 2019 in Ávila

In September the research group was happy to present their recent work at the CIPA 2019 in Ávila. Four of our researchers travelled to the beautiful Ávila, a Spanish fortified city located about 2 hours west of Madrid. The fortification is well known and certainly played a role when Ávila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. The imposing Walls of Ávila were built from the 11th to the 14th centuries.

We started the conference on Tuesday, September 3rd with the poster presentation. Our poster Historical Photos and Visualizations: Potentials for Research presented some ideas and visualizations which we further described in our paper with the same title (https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-405-2019). The contribution can be found in the ISPRS Archives.

On Wednesday, Sander Münster gave talk on Digital Cultural Heritage meets Digital Humanities (https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-813-2019), which is also published in the ISPRS Archives. At the same time, Cindy Kröber chaired a session that focused on 3D Surveying and Modeling of vaults.

This year’s conference slogan was: Documenting the past for a better future, which fit very well with the Time Machine Workshop on Thursday initiated and chaired by Sander Münster. He used the time to inform the audience about the Time Machine Project. Later on the participants could get a glimpse of some associated projects like our Urban History 4D project. Jonas Bruschke and Cindy Kröber had prepared a mini hackathon centered on usability testing and evaluation using personas.


Lastly, we used the opportunities to present our 4D Browser Prototype in the demo Session, were we received a lot of very useful and positive feedback.

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