Volume II-5/W1
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W1, 289-294, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W1-289-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-5/W1, 289-294, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W1-289-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  31 Jul 2013

31 Jul 2013

VALORISATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE THROUGH VIRTUAL VISIT AND AUGMENTED REALITY: THE CASE OF THE ABBEY OF EPAU (FRANCE)

E. Simonetto1, C. Froment1, E. Labergerie1, G. Ferré1, B. Séchet2, H. Chédorge2, J. Cali1, and L. Polidori1 E. Simonetto et al.
  • 1ESGT, L2G, Campus Universitaire, 72000 Le Mans, France
  • 2Servive Patrimoine et Politiques Territoriales, Conseil Général de la Sarthe, rue Joinville, 72000 Le Mans, France

Keywords: Cultural heritage, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Three-dimensional modeling, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Internet/Web

Abstract. Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), 3-D modeling and its Web visualization are the three key steps needed to perform storage and grant-free and wide access to cultural heritage, as highlighted in many recent examples. The goal of this study is to set up 3-D Web resources for "virtually" visiting the exterior of the Abbaye de l'Epau, an old French abbey which has both a rich history and delicate architecture. The virtuality is considered in two ways: the flowing navigation in a virtual reality environment around the abbey and a game activity using augmented reality. First of all, the data acquisition consists in GPS and tacheometry survey, terrestrial laser scanning and photography acquisition. After data pre-processing, the meshed and textured 3-D model is generated using 3-D Reshaper commercial software. The virtual reality visit and augmented reality animation are then created using Unity software. This work shows the interest of such tools in bringing out the regional cultural heritage and making it attractive to the public.