IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(6): 736-739 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2012.V3.329

A Distributed Platform for Archiving and Viewing Cultural Artifacts in 3D Using WebGL

Weeraphan Chanhom
Abstract—Cultural heritage is important for each society. History is defined by and studied through cultural heritage. An important problem is providing easy access to cultural heritage and presenting it in an easy-to-use manner for the layman. With the development of the internet and computer graphics technology, it has now become possible to display real-time interactive 3D content on the web. The aims of this paper are to study this technology and to design a web-based 3D platform for cultural artifacts, which includes capability for acquisition, archiving and display. Moreover, the platform will be distributed based upon WebGL Earth in order to link museums around the world.

Index Terms—WebGL, computer 3D graphic, cultural artifact.

Weeraphan Chanhom is with Computer Science and Information Management program, Asian Institute of Technology. Thailand (weeraphan.chanhom@ait.ac.th).

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Cite: Weeraphan Chanhom, "A Distributed Platform for Archiving and Viewing Cultural Artifacts in 3D Using WebGL," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 736-739, 2012.

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