Virtual Interiors and Deep Maps of Amsterdam of the Dutch Golden Age

Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic


The Semantic Web needs interfaces for critical, trustworthy readings of Big Data for humanities research, cultural heritage and creative industries. By (re-)using data on the production and consumption of cultural goods, geodata, maps and building plans of the Dutch Golden Age, the project Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research: Spatially Enhanced Publications of the Creative Industries of the Dutch Golden Age aims at unlocking the research potential of big historical data in a geospatial context. Virtual reconstructions of
interiors of houses and their locations in Amsterdam of the Dutch Golden Age will not only provide insight in socio-spatial aspects of the cultural production and consumption of the creative industries, but also
contribute to the development of spatial humanities and digital hermeneutic methods. The Amsterdam case study focuses on the implementation of these methods by enhancements of GIS with applications of “deep/thick maps” and historic reconstructions in virtual 3D/4D “Hyperspaces” with multiple perspective views and visual representations of uncertainty.
Period21 Sep 2018
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • digital cartography
  • virtual reality
  • deep maps
  • interfaces