Users

THE PLATFORM

The platform is based on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), PHP scripting and MySQL database. The 3D visualization system lies on 3DHOP framework and WebGL graphics API.  It provides personalized content to multiple users with differing requirements.

 

  • Touristic use

There are three categories of scenarios of use of the METEORA platform for a tourist: before, during and after visiting the site of interest.

The different user scenarios available to tourists via the platform are the following:

  • Virtual tour to the site of interest
  • Virtual tour to the site of interest and search for information
  • Search for information about the site of interest
  • Localized virtual tour
  • Augmented reality

 

  • Scientific use

The following categories of scientists-users are distinguished:

  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Archaeologists/architects
  • Historians/philologists/theologians
  • Teachers

The following additional user scenarios are available to scientists, depending on their specialty:

  • Request to the administrator for additional data
  • Measurements on the spatial model
  • Visualization and search for additional specialized spatial and non-spatial information

 

  • Business use

The METEORA platform may be professionally used by:

  • Business people in the tourism/commerce zone
  • Tour guides

The following additional user scenario is available to business people:

  • Request to the administrator for adding their business in the platform

 

  • Cultural expert use

The METEORA platform may be used by members of a local authority dealing with cultural heritage (e.g., museums). The following additional user scenarios are available to cultural experts:

  • Request to the administrator for additional data
  • Request to the administrator for adding cultural heritage data.