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3D-GIS as a Platform for Visual Analysis : Investigating a Pompeian House

Landeschi, Giacomo LU ; Dell'Unto, Nicolo LU ; Lundqvist, Karin LU ; Ferdani, Daniele; Campanaro, Danilo Marco LU and Leander Touati, Anne-Marie LU (2016) In Journal of Archaeological Science 65. p.103-113
Abstract
The aim of the present work is to introduce an innovative framework for employing 3D-GIS as an exploratory platform to perform visual analysis. Such a methodology is aimed at detecting patterns of visibility to simulate the past human perception of specific categories of artifacts placed inside a virtually reconstructed three-dimensional space. As a case study, the house of Caecilius Iucundus in Pompeii (regio V, insula 1, entrances 23 and 26) was chosen and two media of visual communication, a painting and a graffito were tested to make an assessment of their visual impact on hypothetical observers. The approach consists of a vector-based line-of-sight (LOS) analysis, now available as an integral component of the 3D-analyst toolkit of the... (More)
The aim of the present work is to introduce an innovative framework for employing 3D-GIS as an exploratory platform to perform visual analysis. Such a methodology is aimed at detecting patterns of visibility to simulate the past human perception of specific categories of artifacts placed inside a virtually reconstructed three-dimensional space. As a case study, the house of Caecilius Iucundus in Pompeii (regio V, insula 1, entrances 23 and 26) was chosen and two media of visual communication, a painting and a graffito were tested to make an assessment of their visual impact on hypothetical observers. The approach consists of a vector-based line-of-sight (LOS) analysis, now available as an integral component of the 3D-analyst toolkit of the ESRI ArcGIS 10.x software package. This toolkit allowed us to perform the entire process inside a GIS environment, without splitting the tasks among different software platforms.

It was thus possible to detect a significant difference in terms of visibility among the observed objects. (Less)
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Visualscape analysis, 3D GIS, GIS, Classical Archaeology, Archaeology, Digital Archaeology
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Journal of Archaeological Science
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103 - 113
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Academic Press
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10.1016/j.jas.2015.11.002
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3D GIS: a Research Platform for the Development of New Research Methodologies for the Documentation and Analysis of Archaeological Sites.
Exploring Pompeian Graffiti in 3D Space
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  author       = {Landeschi, Giacomo and Dell'Unto, Nicolo and Lundqvist, Karin and Ferdani, Daniele and Campanaro, Danilo Marco and Leander Touati, Anne-Marie},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {103--113},
  publisher    = {Academic Press},
  series       = {Journal of Archaeological Science},
  title        = {3D-GIS as a Platform for Visual Analysis : Investigating a Pompeian House},
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  volume       = {65},
  year         = {2016},
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