Over the last several years, Google has been experimenting with its Google Maps technology – but indoors. Some museums have been approached to showcase their collections using ‘Street View’. The technology allows Internet users to virtually visit a museum without leaving their homes.
Special Edition: 3D printers and their implications for arts and heritage. – Each season, we bring you this showcase of promising, emerging or lasting technologies used by and in museums today. Stay tuned, as we watch the trends for you.
In this ongoing 6-part series of posts, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) examines the different ways museums can promote their activities online. Each month, a different social media platform is featured. In part 5, we look at video sharing platforms and their use in the heritage sector.
The concept of ‘open data’ is being bandied about a lot these days. At the heart of the idea is the guiding principle that the data should be complete, primary, timely, accessible, machine-processable, non-discriminatory, non-proprietary and license-free.
Photosynth, developed by Blaise Agüera y Arcas for Microsoft and released to the public in 2008, is an application that assembles photographs taken at a particular place to create a three-dimensional model of an event or location.