3D Visualisation for a Virtual Aviation Museum

Chris Rowland, Kari Hyttinen (Contributing member), John Wood

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Abstract

The Maltese archipelago’s geographical position in the Mediterranean Sea was of important strategic significance during WWII. The Siege of Malta from 1940-42 saw the air forces of Germany and Italy combine in a sustained campaign to destroy Malta’s defensive capability, which was led by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
Aircraft wrecks continue to be discovered on the seabed, revealing historic evidence of the extensive losses to both sides during this campaign.
These wrecks represent rare and important examples of our wartime aviation heritage, currently hidden from the gaze of researchers, historians and the general public and accessible only to technical divers with specialist skills and equipment.
This paper will present examples of these wrecks through a range of 3D visualisation techniques and propose a case for establishing an online virtual museum to bring them to a global audience.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2017
EventAviation Archaeology and Heritage 2017 - University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
Duration: 16 Nov 201718 Nov 2017
https://www.um.edu.mt/events/icaah2017

Conference

ConferenceAviation Archaeology and Heritage 2017
CountryMalta
CityValetta
Period16/11/1718/11/17
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Wrecks
3D Visualization
Aviation
Malta
Second World War
Air
Virtual museum
Wartime
Mediterranean Sea
General Public
Germany
Royal Navy
Heritage
Italy
Historian
Historic

Keywords

  • Aviation
  • Visualisation
  • Heritage
  • 3D imaging

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Rowland, C., Hyttinen, K., & Wood, J. (2017). 3D Visualisation for a Virtual Aviation Museum. Paper presented at Aviation Archaeology and Heritage 2017, Valetta, Malta.
Rowland, Chris ; Hyttinen, Kari ; Wood, John. / 3D Visualisation for a Virtual Aviation Museum. Paper presented at Aviation Archaeology and Heritage 2017, Valetta, Malta.
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Rowland, C, Hyttinen, K & Wood, J 2017, '3D Visualisation for a Virtual Aviation Museum', Paper presented at Aviation Archaeology and Heritage 2017, Valetta, Malta, 16/11/17 - 18/11/17.

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2017. Paper presented at Aviation Archaeology and Heritage 2017, Valetta, Malta.

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Rowland C, Hyttinen K, Wood J. 3D Visualisation for a Virtual Aviation Museum. 2017. Paper presented at Aviation Archaeology and Heritage 2017, Valetta, Malta.