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A generalized approach for historical mock-up acquisition and data modelling: Towards historically enriched 3D city models
1 Musée d’histoire de Nantes - Château des ducs de Bretagne, Nantes, France
2 LUNAM Université, École Centrale Nantes, IRCCYN UMR CNRS 6597, Nantes, France
3 Geomatics Unit, Department of Geography, University of Liège, Belgium
4 LUNAM Université, École Centrale Nantes, CERMA UMR CNRS 1563, Nantes, France
5 CARE Réseau des bibliothèques, University of Liège, Belgium
6 LUNAM Université, Centre François Viète, Université de Nantes, France
Museums are filled with hidden secrets. One of those secrets lies behind historical mock-ups whose signification goes far behind a simple representation of a city. We face the challenge of designing, storing and showing knowledge related to these mock-ups in order to explain their historical value. Over the last few years, several mock-up digitalisation projects have been realised. Two of them, Nantes 1900 and Virtual Leodium, propose innovative approaches that present a lot of similarities. This paper presents a framework to go one step further by analysing their data modelling processes and extracting what could be a generalized approach to build a numerical mock-up and the knowledge database associated. Geometry modelling and knowledge modelling influence each other and are conducted in a parallel process. Our generalized approach describes a global overview of what can be a data modelling process. Our next goal is obviously to apply this global approach on other historical mock-up, but we also think about applying it to other 3D objects that need to embed semantic data, and approaching historically enriched 3D city models.
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