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3D digitization and web publishing of an ISMAR Cartographic Heritage

Article presented in "Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage" conference in Corfù 2015 (

Recently a collection of ancient maps was found in the Institute of Marine
Sciences of CNR in Venice. The collection includes maps, perspective views, pilot books
and ancient manuscripts: this work took into account a selection of maps and documents
representing the Venice Lagoon and the Adriatic coast.
The first part of this research focused on the application of a scientific method for digital
acquisition of historical cartography; thanks to the Geomatic tools and especially to
digital photogrammetry it is possible to acquire metric, semantic and symbolic
information and also the three-dimensional shape of the geometrical support to correct
the deformations occurred over time.
In order to allow historical and morphological analysis of the Venice Lagoon, one of the
main goals of this research will be the creation of a digital catalogue on a web-gis
platform with all the ancient maps acquired. In this way it will be possible to query and to
overlap the maps in an interactive way, allowing studies and comparisons with the more
recent cartography.
The applied procedure of recovery and valorisation of historical cartography is divided
into three different phases: acquisition, georeferencing and data elaboration of maps in a
digital environment. This research underlines the application of a scientific procedure for
the conservation and valorisation of the historical Cartographic Heritage.

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Sept. 22, 2015, 7 p.m.
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