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Visualization of historical spot around Hakone Barrier station using efficient city modeling
Takaaki Namatame, Hirofumi Chikatsu
Department of Civil Engineering
Tokyo Denki University
Saitama, 350-0394, JAPAN
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Reconstruction of lost historical city or spot has recently received more attention from a possibility that people can appreciate or experience the historical space through the computer. In general, great deal of time, labor and skill are needed to reconstruct 3D historical objects. In particular, 3D modeling of buildings are important issue since buildings are an important component of historical city model.
This paper describes an efficient city modeling method for visualization of historical city, and visualization of historical spot, around Hakone Barrier Station is demonstrated.
Existing colorful historical maps were mostly produced at the Edo period in Japan, and these historical maps which show situation of land use and streets in those days often give important information for studying history of city planning, civil engineering, architecture and so on. In particular, visualization of historical city helps to make understanding for situation at the time when the maps were produced more efficiently. On the other hands, virtual archeology has recently received more attention from possibility that people can appreciate or experience the archeological objects or historical space and art through the computer at any time and without going to the museum.
The efficient method for visualization of historical city using the historical maps was proposed by the authors (Namatame & Chikatsu, 1999), and the remarkable points of this method were its ability to arrange each building on the historical map automatically.
Hakone locates near Mt. Fuji, and Hakone barrier station was the most important station for the Edo period since the Japan was divided into two territories at the time. As Hakone barrier station was lost, only the sits remain, Hakone Barrier Station is reconstructed from the view point of digital archive and VR museum, and visual simulation around the Hakone Barrier Station is demonstrated in this paper.