Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

The Swedish cartographic society's innovation award


The department researchers John Ljungkvist and Daniel Löwenborg have been awarded the  Swedish cartographic society's innovation award.

They receive the award for their app "Augmented History - Gamla Uppsala".The app applies geographical information technology, research results and digital game technology to provide visitors with virtual windows to the way Gamla Uppsala looked during it's prime in the 7th century AD. This is the first time that this type of technology is used to visualize a cultural heritage in Sweden in a way that is both pedagogical and cross-generational.

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