Challenges and Possibilities of Archaeological Sites Virtual Tours: The Ulaca Oppidum (Central Spain) as a Case Study

Mate Gonzalez, Miguel Angel and Rodríguez Hernández, Jesus and Sáez Blázquez, Cristina and Troitiño Torralba, Libertad and Sánchez-Aparicio, Luis Javier and Fernádez Hernández, Jesús and Herrero Tejedor, Tomas Ramón and Fabián García, Jose Francisco and Piras, Marco and Diáz-Sánchez, Carlos and González-Aguilera, Diego and Ruiz Zapatero, Gonzalo and Álvarez Sanchís, Jesús (2022). Challenges and Possibilities of Archaeological Sites Virtual Tours: The Ulaca Oppidum (Central Spain) as a Case Study. "Remote Sensing", v. 14 (n. 3); ISSN 2072-4292. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14030524.

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Title: Challenges and Possibilities of Archaeological Sites Virtual Tours: The Ulaca Oppidum (Central Spain) as a Case Study
Author/s:
  • Mate Gonzalez, Miguel Angel
  • Rodríguez Hernández, Jesus
  • Sáez Blázquez, Cristina
  • Troitiño Torralba, Libertad
  • Sánchez-Aparicio, Luis Javier
  • Fernádez Hernández, Jesús
  • Herrero Tejedor, Tomas Ramón
  • Fabián García, Jose Francisco
  • Piras, Marco
  • Diáz-Sánchez, Carlos
  • González-Aguilera, Diego
  • Ruiz Zapatero, Gonzalo
  • Álvarez Sanchís, Jesús
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Remote Sensing
Date: 22 January 2022
ISSN: 2072-4292
Volume: 14
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Geoinformatica, construcción histórica, realidad virtual, virtual tour, imágen panorámica
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
UPM's Research Group: Análisis e Intervención en Patrimonio Arquitectónico AIPA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This research presents a virtual tour performed on the oppidum of Ulaca, one of the most relevant archaeological sites of the Iberian Peninsula during the Late Iron Age (ca. 400–50 BC). Beyond the clear benefits of the tool to the interpretation, dissemination, and knowledge of the mentioned archaeological site and its surroundings, the novelty of this research is the implementation of the platform in alternative scenarios and purposes. In this way, the present work verifies how the access to multi-source and spatially geolocated information in the same tool (working as a geospatial database) allows the promotion of cross-sectional investigations in which different specialists intervene. This peculiarity is also considered useful to promote tourism with an interest beyond the purely historical/archaeological side. Likewise, the possibility of storing and managing a large amount of information in different formats facilitates the investigation in the contexts of excavations and archaeological or environmental works. In this sense, the use of this kind of tool for the study of cultural landscapes is especially novel. In order to better contextualize the potential of the virtual tour presented here, an analysis about the challenges and possibilities of implementing this tool in environments such as the Ulaca oppidum is performed. The selected site stands out for: (i) being in a unique geological, environmental and ecological context, allowing us to appreciate how human beings have modified the landscape over time; (ii) presenting numerous visible archaeological remains with certain conservation problems; and (iii) not having easy access for visitors.

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Item ID: 69550
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/69550/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:69550
DOI: 10.3390/rs14030524
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/14/3/524
Deposited by: Dr. Luis Javier/L.J. Sanchez-Aparicio
Deposited on: 24 Jan 2022 06:57
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 06:57
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