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Virtual Tourism: From Version 1.0 to 2.0

Bernard FRISCHER (Founder and President, Flyover Zone, USA) Abstract: As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the concept of virtual tourism has become more broadly known to the general public, and companies have sprung up to service this new market. To date, the majority of virtual tours have been little more than Powerpoint slide shows enriched by the live commentary of a guide shared over a web service such as Zoom. In this talk, we will discuss the next phase in the evolution of virtual tourism, which we call Virtual Tourism 2.0. This is characterized by three new features as compared to version 1.0: (1) empowerment of the virtual tourist to take active control of the tour, visiting the points of interest in the order dictated by her curiosity; (2) travel through time as well as through space by the use of scientifically created and authenticated 3D reconstructions and restorations; and (3) the possibility to share the virtual tour with a select group of fellow travelers who may be colleagues, friends, or students. In the talk, we will exemplify these features by citing examples from our company’s portfolio of published virtual tours, including, for example, “Baalbek Reborn: Temples,” created in partnership with the German Archaeological Institute and the Lebanese Ministry of Culture. It is available at no cost and runs on devices including mobile (iOS/Android), laptops & PCs (Windows and Mac), and VR headsets (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive). Download it for free at www.flyoverzone.org Virtual tourism 2.0 has advantages not only for end users but also for developers. We have created a Content Management System (CMS) that makes it easy for scientific teams to upload the raw elements of a new tour (images, 3D models, maps, texts, audio, etc.) and to assemble them into a new tour using the Unity game engine. Flyover Zone publishes not only the tours it develops itself with its scientific partners but also the tours of scientists not affiliated with the company, such as many members of the CHNT community who seek a peer-reviewed outlet for their own tours to significant cultural heritage sites. In addition to peer review, the company also offers...

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CHNT 25, 2020-Abstracts

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Opening: Matti BUNZL, Director of the Wien MUSEUM, Vienna Austria Keynote 1 Eslam NOFAL, The Netherlands: Phygital Heritage ——————————————————————————————————————- Sessions AI methods for digital humanities – New pathways towards Cultural HeritageChairs: Piotr KUROCZYNSKI | Günther GÖRZ | Christoph SCHLIEDER, Germany Nikolaos MYRIDIS | Dimitra SARAKATSIANOU, Greece: Climax: A historical script΄s AI transformation for human behavioural estimation (0,2 MB) Amelie DORN | Gerda KOCH | Renato ROCHA SOUZA, Austria | Yalemisew ABGAZ, Ireland: Classification of Historic Food Images – a pilot experiment on the example of the ChIA project (PDF 0,4 MB) F. Michael BARTLETT | William J. TURKEL, Canada: Digital Analysis of Historic Bridge Images Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI | Peggy GROSSE, Germany: Ontology for Scientific Documentation of source-based 3D reconstruction of architecture (PDF 0,8 MB) Andreas NOBACK | Lars Oliver GROBE, Germany: Preparing the past for the future: Curating a daylight simulation model of Hagia Sophia for modern data infrastructures (0,3 MB) ——————————————————————————————————————- Machine Learning In ArchaeometryChair: Johannes TINTNER | Bernhard SPANGL | Michael MELCHER, Austria Bashir KAZIMI | Katharina MALEK | Frank THIEMANN | Monika SESTER, Germany: Effectiveness of DTM Derivatives for Object Detection Using Deep Learning (2 MB) Johannes TINTNER | Bernhard SPANGL | Michael MELCHER, Austria: MD-Dating – Age estimation of wood via infrared spectroscopy and random forest modelling (PDF 0,5 MB) Bernhard SPANGL | Johannes TINTNER | Michael MELCHER, Austria: MD dating – the statistical theory behind (0,1 MB) ——————————————————————————————————————- AI, ML and DL in satellite, aerial and ground based remote sensingChairs: Apostolos SARRIS, Greece | Melda KÜÇÜKDEMİRCİ, Turkey | Tuna KALAYCI, The Netherlands Immo TRINKS | Alois HINTERLEITNER | Mario WALLNER | Klaus LÖCKER | Alexander BORNIK | Johannes HÖLLER |Matthias KUCERA |Roland FILZWIESER | Hannes SCHIEL| Tanja TRAUSMUTH| Alexandra VONKILCH| Jona SCHLEGEL| David RUSS| Wolfgang NEUBAUER, Austria: Towards an automated analysis of near-surface geophysical archaeological prospection data (1,4 MB) Julien WOLF | Finnegan POPE-CARTER | Paul JOHNSON, United Kingdom: Mag-Net: Improving magnetometer interpretation workflows with semantic segmentation (PDF 0,8 MB) Juergen LANDAUER | Wouter VERSCHOOF-VAN DER VAART, Germany: CarcassonNet: A Deep Learning Approach for Mapping Hollow Roads in LiDAR Data (PDF 0,7 MB) Hassan EL HAJJ, Germany: Automating Archaeological Site...

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Johannes TINTNER

Senior scientist at the Institute of Physics and Material Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Specialist since 15 years in aging processes of organic matter, archaeometry, infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis. After his habilitation in the field of environmental sciences he contributed groundbreaking research on dating by means of molecular decay based on machine learning methods. His research covers a wide range of organic materials including wood, straw in earthen architecture, paper, charcoal, hair, and bones. He holds collaborations with prehistoric and medieval archaeologists, historians, dendrochronologists, soil scientists and palaeoecologists, not only in Austria, but also international. He is speaker of BOKU research groups in heritage science at the platform Heritage Science...

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