The EU '3D-Icons' project aims to create highly accurate 3D models and a range of other materials (images, texts and videos) of iconic and internationally important monuments and buildings across Europe and to provide access to this data on line.

Over 130 monuments and buildings from Ireland, including decorated high crosses, the island monastery of Skellig Michael, the passage tombs of Knowth and Newgrange, and the ceremonial landscape of Tara are featured in this digital collection. In addition to making content available on line, this data has the potential to be of benefit to such sectors as education, tourism, the creative economy, conservation and monitoring of cultural heritage sites.

The site will continually be updated with new sites and functionality to enhance your experience.

  • Clones High Cross Front Grid

    Free standing sandstone cross, dating to mid-ninth century, consisting of head of one cross and shaft of another, with stepped stone base. South-west face of shaf...

  • Loughcrew, Cairn T

    The Loughcrew Cairns, Co. Meath are a passage tomb cemetery consisting of at least twenty-five tombs located across three hilltops. The central hill Car...

  • Newgrange Entrance Stone

    Decorated kerbstone located at the entrance of the cairn at Newgrange, Brú na Bóinne. The stone is approximately 3m long and 1.2m high and decorated on ...

Tá sé mar aidhm ag an togra Eorpach 'Íomhánna 3D' samhaltáin fíor-bheacht 3D agus réimse ábhair eile (macasamhail, téacsanna agus físeáin) a chruthú d'fhoirgintí agus séadchomharthaí íocónacha ar fud na hEorpa a bhfuil clú idirnáisiúnta ortha. Ina theannta sin, cuirfear an bailiúcháin digiteach seo ar fáil mar rochtain foinse oscailte.

I measc na 130 foirgintí agus séadchomharthaí as Éirinn a chuirfear ar fáil sa bhailiúchán seo, beidh ardchrosa mhaisithe, an mhainistir oileánach Sceilg Mhichíl, tuamaí pasáiste Chnóbha agus Sí an Bhrú agus tírdhreach deasghnách na Teamhrach.

Chomh maith leis an ábhar seo a chur ar fáil ar líne, beidh earnálacha oideachais, turasóireachta, tionscail cruthaitheachta, caomhnaithe agus monatóireachta suíomhanna oidhreacht chultúrtha in ann tairbhe a bhaint as an bhfoinse seo.

Leanfar ag cur leis na séadchomharthaí agus le feidhmiúlacht an suímh seo chun d’eispéiseas a shaibhriú.

  • Data Capture

    In recent years the development of technologies and techniques for the surface data capture of three-dimensional artefacts and monuments has allowed both geometrical and structural information to be documented. Several approaches have been developed,...

  • Modelling

    3D post-processing is a complex procedure consisting of a sequence of processing steps that result in the direct improvement of acquired 3D data (by laser scanning, photogrammetry), and its transformation into visually enriched (and in some cases sem...

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