Image source: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Dresden scientists are currently working on an App that will make it possible to dive into historic Dresden via the mobile phone.  HistStadt4D is a cooperation project of the Technical University of Dresden and the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the eHumanities Initiative from 01.08.2016 to 31.07.2020.

Vision and Objectives

The aim is to investigate and develop methods and technologies to transfer extensive repositories of historical media and their contextual information into a three-dimensional spatial model, with an additional temporal component. This will make content accessible to different target groups, researchers and the public, via a 4D browser. A location-dependent augmented-reality representation can be used as an information base, research tool, and to communicate historical knowledge.