Arrival and registration. Snacks will be served.
Introduction and Tour de Table
Joachim Korb, AIT
David Haskiya, Europeana Foundation
This presentation will provide background information about the Europeana project, the vision guiding it and the cluster of projects supporting it with content and technologies. Further, the presentation will give an overview of Europeana's winter 2010-2011 development programme (called the Danube programme) giving a picture of the main areas we focus our development resources on. Finally, the presentation will also touch upon the geospatial aspects of Europeana in terms of: the Europeana Data Model (EDM), enrichment of metadata to create geodata, end user functions allowing spatial browsing of Europeana content and the Europeana search API.
Joachim Korb, AIT
This talk will present an overview of the EuropeanaConnect project with a focus on GIS-related tasks and the project's activities of networking and clustering.
Geographic Information in the Carare and Athena Projects
The Carare project excellently started few months ago under Europeana umbrella. The main issue of the project is to bring the most important digital information of immovable cultural heritage as are architectural buildings and archeological sites in Europeana. The geographic location is core data of this collections. The presentation shall put forward:
- draft Carare metadata concerning geographical information
- Inspire directive and Carare project
- first analysis of Carare content - survey results and examples on geographical information
- goals, standards of geographic information in digital cultural content
- geographic information in Athena content
- possible geographic information system models and implementation
Spatial Navigation of Cultural Heritage
Runar Bergheim, Asplan Viak Internet
Experiences from use and re-use of spatial metadata in natural- and cultural heritage projects in Norway and throughout the North Sea region including different practices in entry/maintenance of spatial metadata in legacy databases, approaches to spatial metadata enrichment and various end-user interfaces using the spatial paradigm as a driver for exploration of cultural heritage.
Cartographic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage Manuela Schmidt, Institute for Geoinformation and Cartography at Vienna University of Technology The presentation will give a short overview on the challenges and research questions in cultural heritage
in conjunction with cartography, accompanied by some project examples. The activities of the International Cartographic
Association's commission on "Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage" will be outlined.
Note: This talk is merged with next talk - Preservation in Digital Cartography
Preservation in Digital Cartography
Markus Jobst, Vienna University of Technology / Austrian Federal Agency for Metrology and Surveying
The survival of digital cartographic heritage will base on long-term preservation strategies that make use of extensive dissemination on one hand and sustainable digital archiving methods on the other. This includes a massive development of paradigm that expands from "store-and-save" to "keep-it-online". The paradigm "store-and-save" is mainly used for analogue masters that consist of storage media, like vellum, and their visible content. Avoiding the storage media from degeneration in climate-controlled areas will help to keep the content accessible. In the digital domain the high interdependency of storage media, format, device and applications leads to the paradigm "keep-it-online" which for example describes the migration to new storage devices.
The topics of this presentation span from a prospective cartographic heritage's complexity, aspects of geospatial preservation, problems in keeping digital cartography online to pragmatic considerations for a prospective cartographic heritage. The content of this presentation is based on the contributions of the book "preservation in digital cartography", which describes and helps to identify main foci of preservation in digital cartography supported by state-of-the-art practices and experience reports.
The MapRank Search and the Georeferencer Online Service
Petr Přidal, Klokan Technologies GmbH
The MapRank Search is a geographical search engine with support for spatial ranking. It is designed directly for efficient and intuitive search in large map collections and geodata catalogs. Users just browse on a map and choose geographical area of interest and optionally also time period, tags or fulltext query and the system is in real time presenting the most relevant records from the indexed (potentially very large) metadata catalog. MapRank Search was developed by Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland. The pilot web application is indexing union catalog of all Swiss libraries.
The Georeferencer is a collection of online tools which allow rapid collaborative georeferencing, bookmarking, 3D visualization and cartometric accuracy analysis of existing high-resolution images of scanned maps which are already published on the web. It is also possible to visually integrate historical map layers, overlay these on top of Google Maps and similar base maps or provide OGC WMS for further research in GIS applications. The tools run in the cloud and are available directly from a web browser environment, without a need of installing any software on a local computer. An alpha version of the described online service is already available for testing by general public. The development continues as part of the R&D project OldMapsOnline.org, conducted by Moravian Library in Brno, Czech Republic.
3D Reconstruction of and for Cultural Heritage
Georg Rothwangle, VRVis
Nowadays things tend to be first created in a computer and only later as real objects. Historical objects - especially complex ones - are a challenge to be digitally reproduced. One way to make real objects into virtual one is through 3D reconstruction. In this talk I will present different technical aspects as well as results from different multi-disciplinary research projects.
Discussion and Next Steps
Summary of highlights of day 1, preparation for day 2 and open-ended discussion. Refreshments will be served.