Digitization and Preservation of City Landmarks Using Limited and Free Web Services


  • Sotiris Georgiou Applied Arts School, Hellenic Open University, Greece
  • Fotis Lazarinis Applied Arts School, Hellenic Open University, Greece; Department of Archival and Library Sciences, Ionian University, Greece




Digitization, Cultural Heritage, Online services


This paper presents a practical approach for digitizing city landmarks based on free and limited Web resources. The digital replicas are then placed on the Web using popular services, like Google earth, and are accessible to a huge user base. The method is easily applicable and quite valuable to organizations with limited funding.


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How to Cite

Georgiou, S., & Lazarinis, F. (2013). Digitization and Preservation of City Landmarks Using Limited and Free Web Services. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 3, 176–182. https://doi.org/10.55630/dipp.2013.3.20