Sandcastle

A malleable 3D mapping system for pre-modern maps and views
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Inspiration

Chorography
City maps and views
A multi-step workflow

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Creation

Houdini digital Assets (HDA)
Example 3D maps
Unity Toolkit

Documentation

A database of premodern city views
An annotated bibliography
Workflow tutorials

The primary goal of the Sandcastle project is to enable researchers to visualize non-cartesian, premodern images of places in a comparative environment that resembles the gestural, malleable one used by medieval and early modern cartographers and artists.

Principal Investigators

Philip Stern
Associate Professor - History
Duke University
Edward Triplett
Lecturing Fellow - Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Duke University

Support from

Bass Connections at Duke