Submission date: 
03 September 2021

This Milestone reports on a snapshot of the work of Task 5.7 (Open Linked Data. Archaeology Case Study), as presented in the SSHOC archaeological case study Workshop – The Roman theatre in Catania from survey to interactive 4D visualization, in May 2021.

In Task 5.7, a virtual reconstruction of the Roman theatre in Catania is being created as an example of an actual transition of archaeological data to the cloud, i.e. from data silos on individual computers to webservices. The case study is based on a unified workflow that starts with the archaeological documentation and results in a virtual reconstruction. With this workflow, data manually acquired during an excavation and traditionally stored on paper can then be stored in the cloud and used for 3D visualisations of the site. The workflow uses tools that are being developed by the task partners, especially the Extended Matrix for 3D reconstruction.

The workflow is accompanied by a Linked Open Data scenario that connects the 3D data with systems for authority data such as gazetteers for place information and ChronOntology for temporal information.

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