(Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Keywords: 3D scanning, AR, monitoring, museums

Recently our department started new campaign where 3D laser scanning (lidar) and augmented reality was used as tools to reach some new possibilities in measuring our UNESCO heritage and making museum experience more immerse. At first case we (with lidar technologies) had focused on how large heritage areas can be monitored and secondly, how these 3D data sets could be used for automatic identification of illegal actions in old town Vilnius. With augmented reality technologies we implemented some mobile applications in not so popular museums to reach more interest concerning X and Y generations and their expectations. Secondly we made one additional mobile augmented reality application for historical book where content was augmented with various media (3D reconstructions (VR), audio guides, 2D data, etc.) on the book pages. This particular case showed great interest in buying such book and augmented reality factor clearly helped this to happen.

Relevance conference / Relevance session:
I will focus on advanced technologies: AR, VR, and 3D capturing (Lidar) which was used particularly for heritage field.

Lidar technologies for monitoring urban heritage could be main tool for governments across the globe to monitor, plan and maintain valuable assets in old towns.


  1. Tadas Žižiūnas, Išmanusis kultūros paveldas: genius loci ir papildytoji realybė// Vietos dvasios beieškant, 2014 m., p. 156-183, Vilnius.  Translation: Tadas Žižiūnas, Smart cultural heritage: genius loci and augmented reality// Searching for genius loci, 2014 m., p. 156-183, Vilnius.
  2. Laužikienė, Anželika, Laužikas, Rimvydas, ŽIŽIŪNAS, Tadas. Erelio vaikai: mokomoji interaktyvi knyga ir mobilioji programėlė. Vilnius, 2017. Translation: Laužikienė Anželika, Laužikas Rimvydas, ŽIŽIŪNAS Tadas. Children of an eagle: interactive book with augmented reality app, Vilnius, 2017.