ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume IV-2/W2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2/W2, 179–186, 2017
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-2/W2, 179–186, 2017

  16 Aug 2017

16 Aug 2017


E. Nocerino1, F. Menna1, D. Morabito1, F. Remondino1, I. Toschi1, D. Abate2, D. Ebolese3, E. Farella4, F. Fiorillo5, S. Minto6, P. Rodríguez-Gonzálvez7,8, C. Slongo9, and M. G. Speraj10 E. Nocerino et al.
  • 13D Optical Metrology (3DOM) unit, Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento, Italy
  • 2The Cyprus Institute Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 3Dept. of Culture and Society, University of Palermo, Italy
  • 4Dept. of Architecture, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
  • 5Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy
  • 6Sat Survey srl, Venezia Mestre, Italy
  • 7TIDOP Research Group, Higher Polytechnic School of Avila, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • 8Dept. of Mining Technology, Topography and Structures, University of León, Ponferrada, León, Spain
  • 9Ossicolor, Spormaggiore (TN), Italy
  • 10MIRA snc (, Palermo, Italy

Keywords: 3D modelling, Surveying, WebGIS, Awareness-Raising, Education, First World War, War heritage

Abstract. The VAST (valorisation of history and landscape) project ( was part of the initiatives promoted by the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) for the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (WWI) outbreak. The project was primarily aimed to document and promote, through 3D digitization approaches and communication material, the memory of sites, theatre of the world conflict. The Italian Trento’s province had been under the Austro–Hungarian Empire until the end of the WWI, during which represented a crucial and bloody war front between the Austrian and Italian territories. The region was constellated of military fortresses, trenches and tunnels, most of them now ruined and at risk to slowly disappear. 3D surveying and modelling techniques have been exploited to produce 3D digital models of structures and objects, along with virtual tours, communication material and a WebGIS of the area. All the products are available on the web for valorisation, educational and communication purposes.