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Innovative application guides us to Corfu with holograms and overview of monuments with 360 degree video

Innovative application guides us to Corfu with holograms and overview of monuments with 360 degree video

An innovative application reveals to the visitor landmarks of Corfu.

The Digital Navigation Guide using Augmented Reality and Holograms was presented by the Interactive Arts Laboratory (INARTS) of the Department of Sound and Visual Arts of the Ionian University, in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Corfu.

This is an innovative project, funded by the European Union and the Operational Program “Ionian Islands 2014-2020”, which will add value to the tourist product of the island.

The innovative application developed within the project is intended to be used by users of the Monument of the Old Town of Corfu and will provide useful and reliable information, accompanied by high quality audiovisual material, revealing more than 80 points of interest.

As stated during the press conference, the scientific manager of the project, associate professor Ioannis Deligiannis, content of monuments. Utilizing the geographic information system by reviewing the monument via 360-degree video enhances the spatial understanding of the user’s location, while the connection of points through thematic routes and the extensive accessibility possibilities provided allow the user to explore hidden aspects and locate the elements that compose the UNESCO monument in the Old Town of Corfu, which are often not visible even when the visitor is next to the point of interest “.

The design of the application has been implemented based on the needs of important groups of users such as:

Guides who are active in the monument, as they are a key group of users of the system, whose role is to complement the tour experience, to “teleport” visitors to inaccessible places by offering details that may not be visible even during the physical visit. . In a statement, the professor of the Department of History, Athanasios Efstathiou, referred to the importance of the tour in relation to the promotion of historical research and how the new tools enhance access to historical information.

Hoteliers and tourism companies, which are given the opportunity to use it as a modern tool for promotion at the level of promotion and promotion of the cultural product. The president of the Corfu Hoteliers Association and member of the Board of the Hotel Chamber of Greece, Babis Voulgaris, drew attention to the need to generalize the proposed methodology and its implementation to more effectively promote the cultural stock of the place.

Management Principles that through the utilization of metadata collected by the system valuable information is provided to all competent bodies regarding the needs of study and restoration of the monument. In addition, information is provided on the level of accessibility of the visitor to the monument of interest, which on the one hand identifies the need to improve access conditions and on the other hand offers informational support to people with limited accessibility of the content.

The innovative application, which is supported by the Ionian University, will be available for free for the next 10 years to all user groups (visitors, students, teachers, researchers, tourism professionals, local authorities, etc.), helping to maintain and highlighting the cultural reserve of the place.

Source: iefimerida.gr

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