It has been observed that Virtual Geographic Environments (VGEs) has been taking a lot of attention over the last decade, particularly within the domain of geographical information systems (GIS) and geographic analysis area. In this paper, we shed the light on the benefits of implementing archaeological visualization systems through the use of Google Earth application. Our application helps the end users and archaeologists working in data exploration and excavation analysis to deal with new web services that allows them to visualize huge amount of data in a new and usable way. For the purposed of our study, have tested our system with data from The Rocha Castle (an historic castle in the Galicia region (Spain) that was built in the 12th century). The system provides access to the excavation database and automatically updates the visualization, whenever the database is changed. The system can handle various types of Data, which could be, one, two or three-dimensional data. The paper aims to answer four fundamental questions regarding archaeological GIS systems: I. How to integrate a one and three dimensions representation into the same scenes? II. How to adapt data resolution to fit them into a particular Level of Visualization Detail (LOD) III. How to optimize data retrieval for efficient recovery data interpolation or continuous visualization? And finally IV. How to represent many objects in the same coordinates without overlapping?
Mustafa, Zaid; Abad, Emilio; Flores, Julián; Viqueira, José R.R.; and Cotos, José M., "MULTIMODAL AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL GEODATA VISUALIZATION SYSTEM" (2016). PACIS 2016 Proceedings. 89.