CHER-ish : Cultural heritage 3D representation by using image manipulation and sketching

CHER-ish is a tool that aids archaeologists and designers to represent historical, urban and archaeological structures and sites in 3D by means of image manipulation and sketching. Cherish creation was inspired by the Yale’s Dura Europos dataset - a large image dataset of an ancient site which is located in modern Syria. One of the main characteristic of the data set is its spacial sparsity and featureless natures of photographs which does not allow us to utilize common computer vision methods in order to obtain 3D representation of the site.

This site provides documentation of the software, a beginner’s guide and access to the source code. This material is based in part upon work supported by the  National Science Foundation under Grant Number IIS-1302267. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations  expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.