Launch of 3D-ICONS Irish website - www.3dicons.ie

A new website – www.3dicons.ie – has been published featuring 3D images and models of some of Ireland's most famous heritage sites and ancient monuments.

The monastery at Sceilg Mhichíl, the passage tomb at Newgrange and the Poulnabrone dolmen are among the ancient structures which have been scanned using cutting edge 3D technology, to produce highly detailed models, images and videos. 3D digital models have been produced of over 130 buildings and monuments. It is expected the data will benefit the education, tourism and conservation sectors.

For each of the 130 monuments which have been scanned and digitised, online users can access images, a video, 3D models, a location map showing where the monument can be found in the country and information on its historical and archaeological significance. Technical information about how the 3D model was produced is also available.

The 3D-Icons project, funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme, aims to provide the European Cultural Portal Europeana with 3D models of architectural and archaeological monuments of remarkable cultural importance. The project brought together 16 partners from across 11 European countries with relevant expertise in 3D modelling and digitization.


Editors note: The cover image used (as appears on the Heritage Portal's homepage) was sourced from the 3Dicons website

SUBMITTED BY: Anthony Corns AUTHOR: Anthony Corns ORIGINAL PUBLISHED DATE: 4/27/2015

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