Developed Services

Thanks to its characteristics, the SACHER platform is able to host custom applications that take advantage of integrated data related to Cultural Heritage to produce useful services for users.
Our research team has developed some prototypes to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform:
Team: CIRI-ICT, Softech-ICT
Area of application: Restoration

Description: The 3D Life Cycle Management for Cultural Heritage service aims to manage data relating to architectural heritage and control all phases of the restoration process of Cultural Heritage. SACHER 3D CH is dedicated to the many professionals involved in restoration activities, such as operators and public administrations, allowing the collection, storage and conservation of the numerous data generated, with documental and operational purposes prior to the restoration project, during the works and relating to subsequent maintenance activities.
The system is based on three-dimensional digital models with a semantic structure of Cultural Heritage, used as an operational hub to connect information and geolocate data through 3D references. Access to the service takes place via the web, on any device, without installing any software and can be used in multi-user mode, through an intuitive and easy to use interface both in connection and in consultation.
Area of application: Turism

Description: The aim of the Cultural Heritage Explorer App is to allow the user to take advantage of personalized pedestrian paths in an urban environment, to visit the Cultural Heritage of interest along a chosen path.
Through the application, the user can set the types of points of interest he wishes to visit (museums, fountains, historic buildings, churches, statues, libraries, etc.) and specific preferences related to the single route (time available to complete the route, or maximum length). The application calculates the custom path, which is not the shortest of the starting point and the destination point, but the one that best matches the user's preferences, in terms of included points of interest, duration and length set. At each point of interest the application allows the user to view some information content and to share photos, comments and tags, obtaining scores and badges for the contribution.
Area of application: ICT

Description: Tools for Cultural Heritage as a Service is a suite of tools to support both SACHER application services and the network and the cloud infrastructure hosting them. The main services are:

  • the "Registry Management Service" connects the world of cloud infrastructure and that of SACHER applications and services, offering numerous additional features both at the cloud level (custom access to storage and management of domains, users and projects), and at the application level ( access to the SACHER MuSE CH advanced search service). Access to the application is based on different application roles to which increasing privileges are linked;
  • The "Data / Network as a Service for CH", working at the network level, implements a data cache service that significantly speeds up the loading of heavy files, keeping a copy of them near the node where they are used. In addition, it offers SDN tools for monitoring and improving network performance;
  • the "Time Machine Service" allows users to use dated software and formats no longer supported without the need to install them locally, based on the creation of ad hoc Virtual Machines for each software easily reachable remotely.
Area of application: ICT 

Description: Multidimensional Search Engine for Cultural Heritage is an advanced multi-level search system designed to manage Heritage data from heterogeneous sources.
The objective is to offer an ETL tool (Extract, Transform and Load) able to extract information from the various Cultural Heritage managers, and in various formats, thus feeding a central repository of data. The data lake consists of two zones, a Raw Zone containing the data in the original format and a Refined Zone containing raw data sets transformed, through ETL, into new models according to the star and cube scheme, compatible with multidimensional analysis online (OLAP ) and with the application of data quality.
The MuSE service therefore offers a set of tools and models that cover data in all possible formats, thus providing a basis for different types of future analysis, regardless of the type of user and useful for making strategic decisions on restoration projects. All this is possible through the use of a NoSQL database service and Big Data technology platforms.