News from the Netherlands eScience Center, where the development of a generic 3D GIS pipeline for Mapping the Via Appia is progressing very well.
Last week NLeSC´s complete team of eScience Research Engineers, together with archaeologists and historians of the Via Appia project, collaborated for three consecutive days to build a point cloud 3D Geographic Information System for the archaeological study area between the 5th and 6th mile of the Via Appia in Rome. The Via Appia was one of the earliest (i.e. 312 BC) and strategically most important roads of the Roman world. A 3D GIS will allow archaeologists to reconstruct historical objects and their relationship to past landscapes.