SPQR-ND started with the goal of providing access to plates from rare and antique archeological publications documenting monuments in the historic city center of Rome to Notre Dame Students studying abroad. It grew into a desire to combine historic methods of documentation and representation with mapping and mobile applications to provide a unique way to study the development of Rome.
SPQR-ND allows students, scholars, and enthusiasts to study the monuments in the Roman Forum through early architectural publications. These rare and early publications have been fully digitized and broken apart virtually to allow one to study different interpretations of the monuments in the Forum side-by-side. The monuments are geo-located on a map allowing one to understand their physical placement within the Forum.
Future versions will include additional monuments, multiple languages, and a 3D viewer that will allow users to study high-quality scanned data stitched together to create a virtual monument.
SPQR-ND was created by a team from the University of Notre Dame interested in virtual representations of the built environment. The team is comprised of Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Architecture Library, the School of Architecture’s Information Technology Team, and the Center for Digital Scholarship. Content in the app is prepared by School of Architecture students.
Content and DesignHesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Architecture Library
Mobile Application DevelopmentUniversity of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture – IT Team
Mapping & GIS
Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Center for Digital Scholarship
Find us in the App Store!For technical assistance please contact Ibrahim Chaaban - Ibrahim.Y.Chaaban.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact the Notre Dame Architecture Library at email@example.com
A collaborative project between the Hesburgh Libraries and the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture
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