Virtual Kyoto project: Digital diorama of the past, present, and future of the historical city of Kyoto

Tomoki Nakaya, Keiji Yano, Yuzuru Isoda, Tatsunori Kawasumi, Yutaka Takase, Takashi Kirimura, Akihiro Tsukamoto, Ayako Matsumoto, Toshikazu Seto, Takafusa Iizuka

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Abstract

Using the recently developed 3D GIS (Geographic Information System) and related visualisation technologies, we have created a digital diorama of an entire historical city, which can be used to virtually travel through different realistic landscapes at different times in the history. The digital diorama called Virtual Kyoto is the virtual geographic environment of the past, present, and future of the historical urban spaces in Kyoto City by constructing geotemporal-referenced 3D models of cityscape elements at different eras. In order to promote digital humanities studies on the arts and culture of traditional Kyoto, Virtual Kyoto is used as a digital platform for constructing a web-based digital museum interface with geographic data-linkages to numerous historical and cultural digital contents. We also explore the possibility of using Virtual Kyoto as an information environment to discuss the future of the historical city of Kyoto with the effects of city planning activities such as landscape policies or the possible damage due to disasters on historical landscapes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulture and Computing - Computing and Communication for Crosscultural Interaction
Pages173-187
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Culture and Computing - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2010 Feb 222010 Feb 23

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6259 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Culture and Computing
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period10/2/2210/2/23

Keywords

  • 3D GIS
  • 3D urban model
  • digital humanities
  • landscape planning
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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