A Software for Capturing and Visualising Geometric and Textual Data
The web-based application GenericViewer has been serving the processing and provision of the huge amount of data collected since November 2012. 3D-data used in this project is captured using terrestrial laser scanning and panoramic photography. The following screencast (voiceover in German) gives an overview of the functional features.
Watch the video at: vimeo.com/124041653
The software offers the possibility of tagging textual sources with locations as well as correlating them with the geometric data. Thus it is possible e.g. to tag objects of interest such as inscription-bearing objects in panoramic photographies.
Both textual data and associated geometric (measuring) data can be stored in the application, so that the data doesn’t have to be extracted from external sources on demand each time.
The collected textual and measuring data can be uploaded from the program via standardised interfaces.
Annotations on texts and the geometric data are visualized in an intergrated representation. Different analytical perspectives can be added to the geometric data as different semantic layers. A case in point would be the display of all objects that have been placed into a church interior after the Reformation.
Visualisations of Measurement Results
The screenshots below show the visualisation of panoramic photographies and TLS point clouds of the church of St. Michaelis in Hildesheim. With support from the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, i3mainz took a measurement of the building and visualized the results in a web application.
Three-dimensional Point Cloud from a Laser Scanner
Display of Spatial Coordinates
Exterior View (Point Cloud)