The interactive map was created by SIT - Territorial Information Systems of the Digital Agenda and Information Technology Sector of the Municipality of Bologna.
The interactive map gives access to a tool that allows 3D visualization of the models created in collaboration with 3DHOP C.N.R. - I.S.T.I.
The web platform we are presenting consists of a series of high-quality 3D reality-based models, usable and navigable within the system. It is the result of a project developed by the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna which, with a long experience in the field of 3D models applied to Cultural Heritage, constructed the 3D models as a rendering of the existing buildings and defined the methodological basis for their production.
These models constitute a sort of ideal contact point between the world of correct measure (models as a form of documentation) and that of visual effectiveness and interaction (dynamic online fruition).
The most innovative aspect of the project is the extensive use of photo-modeling techniques for such a large and complex ensemble as the city’s porticoes, in order to create a set of 3D models with the high resolution required by an architectural perspective and not merely by a urban system perspective. This is a necessary requirement in order to highlight the urban scale value of the porticoed system, as well as the rich and varied architectural decoration that is its prominent feature.