About the Project
Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa pl
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3D visualisation and Cumulus

3D VISUALISATIONS
In the zabytek.pl portal gallery, next to photographs, maps, and descriptions, one can find 3D objects in the form of MESH grid models, as well as point clouds recorded by laser scanning. The models show a simplified form of the building and a photo-realistic texture of the surface. The space is recorded with a 5 mm resolution, which gives a detailed virtual model of the building, comprised of billions of points.
CUMULUS
The user may take advantage of an original CUMULUS app. This pioneering solution developed in NID allows to browse and work on point clouds in a regular Internet browser. Basic functions of the app allows to manoeuvre the cloud view — rotate, zoom, set the view rotation points, define a perpendicular or a perspective view, and save the results.

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About the project

The ZABYTEK.PL service is a modern way of sharing information about Polish monuments of architecture, along with descriptions, photographs, interesting digital materials (e.g. 3D models of the buildings, point clouds), and the location of the building.

There are ca. 80 000 structures in the portal's contents. A functional search engine allows precise browsing of the contents:

  • grouping the structures in thematic categories (e.g. searching for Monuments of History, archaeological sites, UNESCO World Heritage monuments, etc.), which also have special markings,
  • searching by function (e.g. churches, tenement houses, castles, hill forts, burial mounds etc.),
  • searching by proper names (e.g. the patron of a church or the object's proper name) or by administrative affiliation (e.g. the architectural monuments of Zielona Góra),
  • narrowing down the search to selected time periods by using the timeline.

The ZABYTEK.PL portal is integrated with a map portal managed by our Institute. Every piece of information about the location of an object as well as its basic features has been provided based on detailed information from the spatial database of the National Heritage Board of Poland (NID).

The map view additionally employs the Google Maps mechanism which allows to easily identify all the objects on the portal. Integrating with a popular map portal also allows the user to find their way to the architectural monument of their interest with the use of a mobile device. The COLLECTIONS tab is quite appealing in terms of promoting the monuments or planning a tourist route as it groups in one place objects from the same thematic category. The portal is an example of effective collaboration with milieu of people passionate about architectural monuments. An important part of the portal are the photographs from the community project Wiki Loves Monuments, over which NID held substantive patronage between 2011 and 2014. Some contents of the topographical map come from the resources of the Open Street Map community.

Portal is managed by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

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UNESCO World Heritage and Monuments of History

UNESCO World Heritage - as part of the implementation of the provisions of the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972 a World Heritage List was created, including cultural, natural and mixed goods of “exceptional universal value” . This is an open list, updated every year. The list includes structures, complexes or sites, the importance of which crosses the national borders and thus, their preservation is in the interest of the whole world. Listed good may consist of one or several components located within the area of one or several countries. An application to be included in the World Heritage List is submitted by a Country, on the territory of which a given good is located; decision on the entry is taken by intergovernmental World Heritage Committee based on the established criteria. World Heritage Convention was ratified by Poland in 1976.

Monument of History - recognition as a Monument of History is one of four forms of monuments protection mentioned in the act on the protection and care of historical monuments of 2003. First structures were covered in 1994. According to the act on the protection and care of historical monuments of 2003 immovable monuments entered into the register or culture parks of outstanding value for the culture may become Monuments of History. Monuments of History are established by a regulation of the President of the Republic of Poland, upon request of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Regulation mentions the features proving an outstanding value of a given Monument of History and defines its borders.

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About the project

The ZABYTEK.PL service is a modern way of sharing information about Polish monuments of architecture, along with descriptions, photographs, interesting digital materials (e.g. 3D models of the buildings, point clouds), and the location of the building.

There are ca. 80 000 structures in the portal's contents. A functional search engine allows precise browsing of the contents:

  • grouping the structures in thematic categories (e.g. searching for Monuments of History, archaeological sites, UNESCO World Heritage monuments, etc.), which also have special markings,
  • searching by function (e.g. churches, tenement houses, castles, hill forts, burial mounds etc.),
  • searching by proper names (e.g. the patron of a church or the object's proper name) or by administrative affiliation (e.g. the architectural monuments of Zielona Góra),
  • narrowing down the search to selected time periods by using the timeline.

The ZABYTEK.PL portal is integrated with a map portal managed by our Institute. Every piece of information about the location of an object as well as its basic features has been provided based on detailed information from the spatial database of the National Heritage Board of Poland (NID).

The map view additionally employs the Google Maps mechanism which allows to easily identify all the objects on the portal. Integrating with a popular map portal also allows the user to find their way to the architectural monument of their interest with the use of a mobile device. The COLLECTIONS tab is quite appealing in terms of promoting the monuments or planning a tourist route as it groups in one place objects from the same thematic category. The portal is an example of effective collaboration with milieu of people passionate about architectural monuments. An important part of the portal are the photographs from the community project Wiki Loves Monuments, over which NID held substantive patronage between 2011 and 2014. Some contents of the topographical map come from the resources of the Open Street Map community.

Portal is managed by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

photo

3D visualisation and Cumulus

3D VISUALISATIONS
In the zabytek.pl portal gallery, next to photographs, maps, and descriptions, one can find 3D objects in the form of MESH grid models, as well as point clouds recorded by laser scanning. The models show a simplified form of the building and a photo-realistic texture of the surface. The space is recorded with a 5 mm resolution, which gives a detailed virtual model of the building, comprised of billions of points.
CUMULUS
The user may take advantage of an original CUMULUS app. This pioneering solution developed in NID allows to browse and work on point clouds in a regular Internet browser. Basic functions of the app allows to manoeuvre the cloud view — rotate, zoom, set the view rotation points, define a perpendicular or a perspective view, and save the results.

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UNESCO World Heritage and Monuments of History

UNESCO World Heritage - as part of the implementation of the provisions of the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972 a World Heritage List was created, including cultural, natural and mixed goods of “exceptional universal value” . This is an open list, updated every year. The list includes structures, complexes or sites, the importance of which crosses the national borders and thus, their preservation is in the interest of the whole world. Listed good may consist of one or several components located within the area of one or several countries. An application to be included in the World Heritage List is submitted by a Country, on the territory of which a given good is located; decision on the entry is taken by intergovernmental World Heritage Committee based on the established criteria. World Heritage Convention was ratified by Poland in 1976.

Monument of History - recognition as a Monument of History is one of four forms of monuments protection mentioned in the act on the protection and care of historical monuments of 2003. First structures were covered in 1994. According to the act on the protection and care of historical monuments of 2003 immovable monuments entered into the register or culture parks of outstanding value for the culture may become Monuments of History. Monuments of History are established by a regulation of the President of the Republic of Poland, upon request of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Regulation mentions the features proving an outstanding value of a given Monument of History and defines its borders.