Erik Pender
(L’Erma di Bretschneider, Rome, Italy)

Keywords: 3D Virtual, complex GIS, digital learning

This proposal focuses on two main projects, from raw archeological data management, analysis and distribution to large scale presentation of scientific research information to the international public.
The Koiné-GIS project, developed with the University of Perugia, is a complex digital system based on cartographical information that will allow the interaction of archaeological, architectural and geological data collected in single geographical areas. The first two testing sites presented are Pompeii for vertical stratigraphy, construction techniques and single domus and Fregellae for public structure analysis and archaeological materials.
The Digital Museum Introduction System is instead a multimedia project developed to enhance historical and archaeological learning for tourist and worldwide visitors of museums and archaeological areas through modern and innovative digital creations that combine different 3D virtual technologies with film making methodology.  The perfect combination of virtual reconstructions, camera projection, imaging restoring and touchscreen software development allowed the creation of different stand alone modules that work together as one complete learning system whose main purpose is to excite and educate regardless nationality or knowledge of the classical world.