Iconem is an innovative startup that pioneers technological solutions to digitize our world’s architectural and archaeological heritage using 3D technologies.
The digital era has opened up innovative ways to explore our world’s cultural heritage, as well as preserve our collective memory. Through the optimization of new 3D scanning techniques, data processing methods and 3D display technologies, we envision continuous innovation in the way we archive, survey and broadcast our history, and architectural, and archaeological heritage.
Using new 3D scanning techniques, Iconem will make accurate digital 3D copies of physical
environments. Through our photorealistic 3D models, which are both geometrically accurate and visually similar to the real sites, we will continue to innovate in terms of:
- Archiving: all the relevant information about a monument can now be displayed in a 3D virtual space
- Survey: a 3D model can generate a wide array of cartographies
- Information dissemination: through the creation of online interfaces that allow virtual visits.
This protocol is extremely efficient and is particularly suited to the digitization of wide areas. It also delivers highly qualitative results, which surpass all other currently available solutions, and allows for digitization at larger and unprecedented spatial scales.
For instance, in 2014, Iconem digitized the entire Pompeii site, in partnership with French research centers Inria and ENS, Microsoft Research, and Soprintendenza di Pompeii.
LE KRAK DES CHEVALIERS
Digital Reconstruction of a Citadel Afflicted by the Syrian Conflict.
Ces images ont été tournées par Iconem sur plusieurs territoires et grâce au soutien des gouvernements suivants:
Le Gouvernement d’Irak (La Grande Mosquée de Samarra),
Le Gouvernement régional du Kurdistan (Khorsabad et la ligne de front),
La Direction Générale des Antiquités et des Musées de Syrie (DGAM) (Palmyre),
L’ Afghan Institute of Archaeology et la Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan (Mes Aynak).
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We would like to thank all the people who have contributed to the construction of this journey through the "Eternal Sites" and those who have given us valuable time and information as well as permission to reproduce their documentation.