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Journal paper in ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH)

A journal paper, in which we have contributed the design of a Handheld Augmented Reality application for cultural heritage was published in ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH). The paper is titled Alternative Representations of 3D-Reconstructed Heritage Data and provides a detail overview of the Heritage Together project, lead by Bangor University.

More information can be obtained in the projects website, HeritageTogether.org or the project’s twitter page @heritagetogether.


By collecting images of heritage assets from members of the public and processing them to create 3D-reconstructed models, the HeritageTogether project has accomplished the digital recording of nearly 80 sites across Wales, UK. A large amount of data has been collected and produced in the form of photographs, 3D models, maps, condition reports, and more. Here we discuss some of the different methods used to realize the potential of this data in different formats and for different purposes. The data are explored in both virtual and tangible settings, and—with the use of a touch table—a combination of both. We examine some alternative representations of this community-produced heritage data for educational, research, and public engagement applications.


  1. H. C. Miles et al., “Alternative Representations of 3D-Reconstructed Heritage Data,” J. Comput. Cult. Herit., vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 4:1–4:18, Nov. 2015.   [bib]