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Analogue Meets Digital: History and Present IT Augmentation of Europe’s Largest Landscape Relief Model in Villach, Austria

Institute for Cartography, Dresden University of Technology, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2019, 3(2), 44; https://doi.org/10.3390/mti3020044
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 28 May 2019 / Accepted: 12 June 2019 / Published: 20 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Interactive 3D Cartography)
Brought to completion in 1913 after a production time of 24 years, the landscape relief model of Carinthia (Kärnten), on display in Villach, Austria, is, at 182 m², the largest of its kind in Europe. It is painted with nature-like land-cover information and presents the whole federal state of Carinthia and its surroundings including Austria’s highest peak, Großglockner, at a scale of 1:10,000. From 2016 to 2018, a series of computer-generated and partly computer-animated educational contents for rental tablets as well as for projection onto the terrain model and above it have been produced. Their topics are briefly presented. The described Relief von Kärnten is also a paramount example and master copy of how to improve the attractivity of historical physical landscape relief models by means of state-of-the-art information technology. The article is, furthermore, meant to raise awareness for a piece of “geo-art”, which is worth being known at an international scale by both experts and laymen. View Full-Text
Keywords: landscape relief model; true-3d; largest terrain model of Europe; history of landscape relief models; 3d terrain modelling and representation; digitally animated projection upon landscape relief model; physical landscape relief models and its augmentation landscape relief model; true-3d; largest terrain model of Europe; history of landscape relief models; 3d terrain modelling and representation; digitally animated projection upon landscape relief model; physical landscape relief models and its augmentation
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Buchroithner, M.F. Analogue Meets Digital: History and Present IT Augmentation of Europe’s Largest Landscape Relief Model in Villach, Austria. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2019, 3, 44.

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