Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st Congress in Geomatics Engineering

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DIFUSIÓN DEL ARTE RUPESTRE A TRAVÉS DE APLICACIONES MÓVILES DE REALIDAD AUMENTADA: UN ENFOQUE PRÁCTICO
Silvia Blanco Pons, José Luis Lerma

Last modified: 18-10-2017

Abstract


Rock art of the Mediterranean Basin of the Iberian Peninsula was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it has an outstanding cultural value hence its dissemination is essential. Over the years, rock art paintings have been deteriorated and even some have disappeared. Consequently, it is quite difficult to recognise them in situ without experts. At this point, non-invasive and novel techniques can offer great potential, on the one hand, avoiding direct contact with the surface promoting its conservation, and on the other hand, through dissemination and analysis of these elements. One of the most promising techniques is Augmented Reality (AR). By means of AR applications, the visitor can see any kind of virtual content related to cultural heritage, through its mobile or tablet screen. Thus, any virtual content that is considered of interest can be added, offering in this way additional information that complements the real element.

In this study, two approaches are presented for the rock art dissemination of the Cova dels Cavalls. The first is based on a marker recognition, which launches the application that displays an image of the motif and a descriptive text about it. In the second proposal, the camera device recognises the real image of the painting and the virtual information is overlapped. The study aims at evaluating the use of these AR techniques applied to rock art dissemination and shows the methodology for its development.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/CIGeo2017.2017.6598


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