Practical Augmented Visualization on Handheld Devices for Cultural Heritage


In this paper, we present a framework for the interactive 3D visualization of archaeological sites on handheld devices using fast augmented reality techniques. The user interface allows for the ubiquitous, personalized and context-aware browsing of complex digital contents, such like 3D models and videos. The framework is very general and entirely devised and built by the means of free, cross-platform components. We demonstrate the flexibility of our system in a real case scenario, namely the augmented visualization of a historically reliable model of the Ancient Forum of Nerva located in Rome, Italy.

Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision