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Interdisciplinary Conference on

Digital Cultural Heritage
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France, July 2-4,  2012

        Monday, July 2, 2012

          from 12:00

Registration of Participants

          13:30 – 14:00

Opening of the DCH2012 Conference

Welcoming of DCH2012 participants
and Introduction to the Conference


Dr. Anne Ruas
Paris, France

on behalf of
Comite Francais de Cartographie

Prof. Dr.
Fraser Taylor
Ottawa, Canada

on behalf of
International Cartographic Association

Prof. Dr.
Vladimir S. Tikunov
Moscow, Russia

on behalf of
INTERCARTO Conferences Series,
ICA Commission on
Sustainable Geoinformation

Prof. Dr.
Manfred Buchroithner
Dresden, Germany

on behalf of
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie

Prof. Dr.
Pilar Chias
Madrid, Spain

on behalf of
ICOMOS-CIPA WG on Open Source in use for the cultural heritage communication process

  Horst Kremers  ( Berlin, Germany)

  Cultural Heritage – From Data to Information

          14:00 – 15:30

Session 1

Fenella G. France, Michael B. Toth  (Washington D.C., U.S.A.)

Spectral Imaging and Digital Visualization of the Waldseemüller 1507 World Map

Waldseemüller, spectral imaging, scriptospatial, data integration, digital data 

Bernhard Jenny  (Corvallis OR, U.S.A.)

Assessing Geometric Deformation in Cartographic Heritage with MapAnalyst

MapAnalyst, cartographic heritage, distortion visualization, georectification, georeferencing.

Alejandro Marambio, Pilar Garcia-Almirall  (Barcelona, Spain)

2D CAD Documentation from a High Density Point Cloud Model: FABRA I COATS, Barcelona

Laser scanning, Heritage documentation, registration, CAD


          15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break


          16:00 – 17:30

Session 2

Monika Jarosch  (Siegen, Germany)

Using a Hyper-Hull? - On the Acceptance of GIS or 3D City Modeling in Service of Digital Cultural Heritage!

2D GIS, 3D city model, 3D geodata, 3D information system, data standards, digital cultural heritage, hyper-hulls, GIS-BIM-migration


Manfred Buchroithner, Christin Petters, Biswajeet Pradhan  (Dresden, Germany)

Three-Dimensional Visualisation of the World-Class Prehistoric Site of the Niah Great Cave, Borneo, Malaysia

Great Cave of Niah, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Three-Dimensional Visualisation, Documentation of (Pre-) Historic Sites


Karel Jedlicka, Pavel Hájek, Karel Bobek  (Plzen, Czech Rep.)

Geographic passport of publicly open heritage site - Case study at the castle Kozel

geographic passport, movable, immovable, non-movable, cultural heritage, geographic information system, geographic database

          18:00 – 19:30


A Walk in the Footsteps of Martin Waldseemüller





        Tuesday, July 3, 2012

           09:00 -10:30

Session 3 

Harry van Vliet, Erik Hekman  (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Flickr The Commons: Geographical patterns in online user behaviour

user-generated content, Flickr the Commons, cultural heritage, location, social media

Anita E. Locher, Miquel Termens  (Barcelona, Spain)

Projects and alternatives in digital spatial data preservation

Geodata, spatial data, digital preservation, versioning, GIS.

Yvonne Friese  (Kiel, Germany)

Save time and money: Ingest the Data into the Digital Archive automatically

Digital Archives; Techniques; Financial Aspects; Submission Application; Personnel Cost; Ingest; Automatic Solutions; Automatic Tools; Droid; JHOVE, Rosetta; Normalisation; Scalability


          10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

          11:00 – 12:30

Session 4


Federica Burini  (Bergamo, Italy)

Digital mapping of tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Valcamonica (Italy)

cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, digital mapping, participation

Josue Edgardo Tejeda

Downtown Detroit: Revitalization Ready? 

Lauren N. Fraley  (Savannah, GA, U.S.A.)

The effect of urbanization on the declining populations of submerged aquatic plant species within the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Geographic Information System, ArcMap, Urbanization, Submerged Aquatic Plant Species, Habitat Loss

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch Break


          15:00 – 17:00

Session 5 

D. R. Fraser Taylor  (Ottawa, Canada)

The Nunaliit Cybercartographic Atlas Framework as a Tool for Collecting and Preserving Indigenous Knowledge in Canada

indigenous knowledge, volunteered geographic information, Nunaliit Cybercartographic Framework, Inuit, Anishinaabe, cybercartography, map creators

Bairma Oshorova, Georg Barlukov, Chingis Sunduev  (Ulan-Ude, Russia)

GIS and Database for Activities of Natives Ethnoses of Buryatia

GIS, Database, Natives Ethnoses, Baikal Region, Ethnoecological Tourism, Social Development

Michael Märker, Zara Kanaeva, Volker Hochschild  (Tübingen, Germany)

ROAD - A Portal and Platform for Research on Early Humans

Early humans, WebGIS, Paleontology, Archaeology, Environmental Data


          19:30 – 22:00




        Wednesday, July 4, 2012


          09:00 – 10:30

Session 6

Jozef Hernik  (Cracow, Poland)

Methodology of Identification of the Rural Cultural Heritage Protection Based on the Information About Cultural Landscapes Collected in the Diachronic System

Cultural Landscape, Rural Areas, Poland

Alexeenko N., Dvornikov Y.  (Moscow, Russia)

Geoinformational Mapping of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Northern Ural

Northern Ural, Geoinformational Mapping

Pilar Chias, Tomas Abad  (Madrid, Spain)

Landscape and Cartography: Open Source Tools for the study of the Cultural Heritage at a territorial scale

Cultural Heritage, Cartography, Open Source, History of the Territory, Landscape, CIPA, ICOMOS


          10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

          11:00 – 12:30

Session 7

Susan K. Reilly  (The Hague, Netherlands)

Collaboration for sustainability, reach and impact: the case of Europeana Libraries

Research infrastructures, collaboration, portal, digitisation

Horst Kremers  (Berlin, Germany)

Synergies from Data Sciences in Digital Cultural Heritage - The Role of Cartography

Interdisciplinary Data Sciences, Information Synergies, Cognition, applied Semiotics, Multiple Representations, Spatial Reference, DCH Products and Services


          12:30 – 13:30

Panel Discussion

Experiences, demands, challenges, innovative products, services, perspectives – participants of the conference compile ideas and discuss further action



Program may be subject to change


dates The first part of

was held in Smolensk (Russia)
June 26-28, 2012
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Saint-Dié Declaration 2012
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DCH2012 Program

DCH2012 Registration

DCH2012 Call for Papers

DCH2012 Abstract Template
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DCH2012 Poster

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Abstracts submission
March 31, 2012
extended: April 9, 2012

Notification of acceprtance
May 10, 2012

Program published
May 15, 2012

Martin Waldseemüller Map
in Wikipedia (de)  link
in Wikipedia (en)  link
a walk in St. Dié   St. Dié des Vosges   Fotos Horst Kremers, 2010

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"Der Kartograph"  link
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