Common 3D digitization of historical objects of the SK-PL cross-border area


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Common 3D digitization of historical objects of the SK-PL cross-border area


Interreg V-A Poland-Slovakia 2014-2020


The project is co-financed with the funds of the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund: Interreg V-A Poland-Slovakia 2014-2020 Programme.

The goal of the project is to protect cultural heritage monuments in the Polish-Slovak border region and to present them to the public in a modern form. The project involves 3D digitization of selected historical objects from Poland and Slovakia as well as the creation of multimedia presentations, virtual walks, technical specifications of buildings, and videos about landmarks. It will also provide room for know-how exchange in the field of digitization of historical buildings between inhabitants of Poland and Slovakia. The project will be realized by means of state-of-the-art technologies such as:



























  • 3D scanning – a digital recording of a three-dimensional object made by a 3D scanner.


  • Virtual walks – the best way to present a place online. Unlike traditional photos, spherical panoramas are not limited by frames. This enables viewers to have a look around in all directions, to zoom interesting details, and to feel the atmosphere of the place. They are especially important for persons with reduced mobility who are not able to see a particular cultural object in its actual location.


  • Air view sightseeing – a popular tool which has been developed along with the technological advance of small flying machines. It makes it possible to zoom and see objects from a bird’s-eye view. This way anyone interested in a given object has access to it, even if they live far away or have a physical disability.


  • Digital videos and photos – they are an artistic combination of various video sequences (obtained, for example, via the air view technology) and digital context photos with matching texts and sounds; they present basic information about the cultural heritage monuments. The videos about buildings are going to contain numerous shots and photos using various digital techniques, joining facts and art.


  • 2D sections – they are very important for people responsible for given objects as well as architects and restorers; they present the structure of the building, the profile and size of windows and entrances, roof parameters, and protruding elements. The digital 2D sections of historical monuments are a great method of their archiving.


  • VIS WIZARD – a mobile app providing users with an abundant source of information concerning cultural monuments, castles, palaces, churches, and the region as such. The system is based on the extended reality technology, combining the real-world environment with 3D models, photos, texts, and videos. The details comprised in Vis Wizard work as a virtual guide for users. 3D models supplement the vision, allowing users to take a look into the past, present, and future. Thanks to the touchscreen interface, smartphone users can easily and intuitively browse through virtual information. Vis Wizard will also provide a  360° view of the area.


Other activities realized within the project include the creation of a webpage and the organization of a final conference presenting the results of the projec