Panoramic image integration within a web-based GIS application

Akcay O., Duran Z., Doǧru A. G., Toz G., Altan O.

20th ISPRS Congress on Technical Commission VII, İstanbul, Turkey, 12 - 23 July 2004, vol.35 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 35
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Cultural heritage, GIS, Internet/web, Photo-realism, Visualization
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018 International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. All rights reserved.This study focuses on the integration of panoramic photographs and web-based GIS. The integration of complementary technologies provides more powerful results in GIS applications. Collecting and assembling a series of digital images of large geographic areas into single panoramic images allow the user to view a multi-dimensional map that provides significantly more geographic information. By adopting the web as a dissemination way for geographic information, we can provide alternate representations of our environment. GIS, which include historical monuments, is important theme for various field such as historical conservation and tourism fields. The GIS published via Internet so as to come into contact with wide-range user. Because of gaps between providers and users, a lot of problems arise on historical heritage especially. The Internet is a perfect solution to speed up interactive communication between them. Panoramic Imaging is a major part of the image-based category of the virtual tours. It provides not only increased realism but also inexpensive solutions to information systems. Digital Camera was used in order to create Panorama. Beauty spots were chosen in historical place so as to show its visual features. To determine coordinates of point, where photos were taken, were measured by handheld GPS. As a result, a Historical Information System (HIS) was designed and panoramic image was transferred to HIS as a new document. The study is considered as a multipurpose though; it is capable of serving as an expert system.