Georg GARTNER | Markus JOBST, Austria | June 1, 2018 | 10 am

Round Table on Cartographic Visualization and Storytelling for Cultural Heritage: Techniques and Methods
A diversity of information, from surveying data, drone recordings, virtual reconstructions as well as various documentation formats, characterize cultural and archaeological collections nowadays. Various initiatives try to establish access and reusability to their collections (e.g. http://peripleo.pelagios.org/about). Therefore knowledge networks on the basis of specific ontologies have been established (e.g. CIDOC reference model). Their inner relations document thematic and spatial dependencies and connections.

In many cases a map is the main tool to visualize the diversity of digital features in those collections (e.g. Historical Atlas of the Roman Empire).

Spatial references allow for local selection and structuring, which is urgently needed with growing heritage collections. In addition to the thematic semantic structuring and their “filter” mechanisms geovisualization, especially maps, shall support a more efficient perception of complex information.

As cartographers, we are searching for the fundamental requirements for spatial data transmission. What is the aim of expert systems? Is a wider public accessibility intended? How do the thematic relations behave? How can we simplify the complex thematic information for an efficient knowledge transmission?

In the round table of CHNT2018 with the focus on “Cartographic Visualization and Storytelling for Cultural Heritage: Techniques and Methods” we present the latest developments of cartographic knowledge transmission. We like to explore latest basic requirements of the archaeological cultural community interactively. Outcomes of this round table may support research proposals as well as prototype developments for a general spatial use. The intention is to establish maps as core didactic component for the transmission of cultural heritage knowledge.

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