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Introduction to 3D GIS and BIM 2017

Flux Seed by Steve Jurvetson

Flux Seed by Steve Jurvetson

Kelvin Wong of UCL is organising an Introduction to 3D GIS and BIM. This free event promises to be a great introduction to the subject and as of today (09/01/2017) there are only three places remaining so book pronto!

The day will be split into two parts. The morning session will focus on 3D GIS, starting with a short lecture introducing the topic, followed by an overview of current research trends in 3D GIS. This will be followed by a practical session where you’ll learn how to create a 3D City Model using FME software, and visualise this model in Esri’s ArcScene.

The afternoon session will commence with a short introduction to Building Information Modelling and how it is similar to, and different from, 3D GIS. This will be followed by a second lecture on approaches to integrating BIM and GIS. You’ll be given an opportunity to undertake a small BIM/GIS integration task using software including Autodesk Revit, FME and ArcScene, and at the end of the day, you’ll have integrated the 3D City Model from the morning session with the BIM data from the afternoon session.

The event is free to attend. Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis (20 in total – you will be waitlisted if you are not allocated a place). You are expected to have some GIS experience (e.g. using ESRI tools) to participate and will have an interest in both GIS and BIM.

LiDAR, Local Relief Models and Sketchfab

Cranbrook Castle; LiDAR based Digital Terrain Model (DTM)

Cranbrook Castle; LiDAR based Digital Terrain Model (DTM)

The following visualisations were produced as part of the Fingle Woods and Castle Drogo Aerial Survey Analysis and Interpretation project, recently completed for the National Trust. There is a visualisation for each hillfort in the study area: Prestonbury Castle, Wooston Castle and Cranbrook Castle.

The visualisations were produced from a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) based on LiDAR data provided by Bluesky at 25cm resolution. This DTM was also used to produce a Local Relief Model using one of the ArcGIS tools currently being developed by Archaeogeomancy for the National Trust. The LRM was then draped over the DTM, exported as VRML and uploaded to Sketchfab. Continue reading

Archaeovision

Archaeovision

Archaeovision

In the wake of the first birthday celebrations, Archaeogeomancy are very pleased to announce a new venture: Paul Cripps is now a consultant for Archaeovision, a new company launched Q4 2013 specialising in 3D recording, imaging and web/data management for the heritage sector. Featuring an impressive portfolio of projects and services, Archaeovision operate world-wide and employ some of the best digital heritage experts in the field.

Archaeovision’s mission statement:

Archaeovision offers innovative solutions to a wealth of problems in the heritage sectors.

We can 3D scan your objects, survey your building, investigate and enhance surface details – from microwear on teeth to coins and monumental inscriptions, build 3D reconstructions of objects and even whole landscapes.

If that wasn’t enough, we can also build you modern, accessible websites for your institution or collection.

Paul says of this new arrangement:

This is a very exciting development and I am looking forward to working with Archaeovision, adding to their already extensive skill base and portfolio of services. Equally, being able to draw on the complimentary skills of the Archaeovision team and their skilled fieldwork staff will add value to projects I already have in the pipeline and provide additional scope for taking on a more diverse range of projects across the world. It is a great pleasure to join their team and work with them to deliver the best digital heritage solutions possible for clients.

Paul can still be contacted and commissioned through Archaeogeomancy for archaeological geomatics services including smaller projects, training and consultancy. He can now also be contacted via Archaeovision, as can the rest of the Archaeovision team, to access their full range of services including 3D, imaging, web and data management.

CAA 2012 Southampton

Computer applications and quantitative methods in Archaeology (CAA) 2012

CAA 2012 Southampton

CAA 2012 Southampton

The 2012 conference in rapidly approaching and next year, unlike the past few years, it is being held close to home, for me at least; hosted by the Archaeological Computing Research Group at the University of Southampton.

Geoff Avern and I are running a session looking at 3D archaeology and since the call for papers has been extended, there is still time to get a paper in should you wish to via the online submissions system. Continue reading

3d Laser Scanning for Heritage; 2nd Edition

3D Laser Scanning for Heritage

3D Laser Scanning for Heritage

As I posted recently, the new revised edition of the laser scanning guidance from English Heritage has now been published.

The new version features features three case studies based on Wessex Archaeology projects. More information on these projects can be found on the geomatics case studies pages at the Wessex Achaeology website.

The document can be downloaded as a pdf from the English Heritage website here.