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University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE 68503-2427)
Heather Marie Richards-Rissetto (Project Director: June 2019 to March 2023)
Karin Michelle Dalziel (Co Project Director: October 2019 to March 2023)

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Digital Humanities

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$50,000 (approved)
$48,835 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 1/31/2021

Revitalizing and Enhancing the Open Source 3D WebGIS of the MayaArch3D Project

Planning for the revitalization of the MayaArch3D project and documentation for using 3D WebGIS data in digital scholarship.

This level I project revitalizes and enhances the 3D WebGIS component of the MayaArch3D Project, which integrates 3D models of cities, terrain, and objects with associated, geo-referenced data for humanities scholarship. First, we will review the existing code of the 3D WebGIS. Second, we will define concrete steps to (1) make the system more customizable and extensible (2) add functionality for dynamic interchange of 3D models (3) develop a friendlier UX (User Experience), and (4) revamp the infrastructure to store and call up 3D models from an open source repository. Broader project outcomes enhance the humanities in several ways: (1) documentation for a customizable open source 3D WebGIS (2) 3D WebGIS for data management and preservation for cultural heritage, (3) 3D WebGIS to foster scholarly collaboration , and (4) contribute to 3D digital data preservation and access by designing infrastructure in collaboration with libraries.