Venice Time Machine : Recreating the density of the past
This article discusses the methodology used in the Venice Time Machine project (http://vtm.epfl.ch) to reconstruct a historical geographical information system covering the social and urban evolution of Venice over a period of 1,000 years. Given the time span considered, the project used a combination of sources and a specific approach to align heterogeneous historical evidence into a single geographic database. The project is based on a mass digitization project of one of the largest archives in Venice, the Archivio di Stato. One goal of the project is to build a kind of ‘Google map’ of the past, presenting a hypothetical reconstruction of Venice in 2D and 3D for any year starting from the origins of the city to present-day Venice.
- URL: http://dh2015.org/abstracts/xml/DI_LENARDO_Isabella_Venice_Time_Machine__Recreati/DI_LENARDO_Isabella_Venice_Time_Machine__Recreating_the.html
Record created on 2016-01-08, modified on 2016-08-09