Back to History

We are working  on a line of applications for tablets and smartphones (Android ™ and iOS ™) on the archaeological excavations of several cultural sites. Netminds presented his BACK TO HISTORY at conferences:
  • 3rd ESRI Users Conference in Rome Program link and ESRI
  • Techonology BIZ TBIZ 2012, during which we were rewarded with the "Special Mention" BUSINESS DEVIL.
  • Los Angeles, Cross Campus -  Italian Pitch Fest (2013)
The excavations reproduced are: Pompeii and the Baths of Caracalla.

  Back to Pompei

It's under development a very ambitious project: the reconstruction of Pompeii in a 3D environment on mobile devices.
The system is designed to increase the perception and enjoyment of the visit to the ruins of Pompeii, making the visit more attractive to visit. For this purpose, Pompeii ill be reconstructed in 3D environments with life scenes of the inhabitants of that time.
Thanks to I.M.U. (inertial measurement unit) the application will allow the visitor, framing the area of ​​interest, have a window into the past through which to view the city's reconstruction in real time and have also an aid to navigation along the paths of excavations. Each area (Holes, basilicas, theaters, houses) is accompanied by in-depth audio / video and reported through appropriate warnings and icons on the screen.
Key features:
  • Plot Based story: The user will be immersed in a plot becoming the protagonist of the story
  • Enigma/Puzzle interactivity
  • Three-dimensional reconstruction of the entire archaeological area of Pompeii currently reconstructed.
  • Free navigation at the whole area rebuilt with the possibility of immersion in the 3D reconstruction.
  • Real-time interaction with the surrounding environment including points of interest and / or characters of the place as soldiers, men, women and children from different social backgrounds.
  • Scenes of daily life at points of interest (shops, public areas)
  • Ability to be guided towards a specific point of interest (POI)
  • Choice of navigation paths divided by theme and / or duration.
  • Information of a textual and photographic audio (in 5 languages) of the major points of interest of the excavations.

  Back to Caracalla

Thanks to the technical features and functions of the application on the excavations of Pompeii, we developed the reconstruction of the excavations of the Baths of Caracalla, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.


This is a tech demo of a 3d Reconstruction running on a Tablet

Demo video Back to History - Fly Over - From Nexus 7 - Android and iOS App - 3D Reconstruction