Digital Survey at Digital Past 2020
Our Digital Survey session will be on the first afternoon of the conference, 12 February, and we are pleased to welcome speakers who will be talking about survey work across the UK.
Our first speaker will be Shôned Jones, Project Officer at Wessex Archaeology, discussing their recent excavations below Bath Abbey. Due to the spatially limited nature of the excavation work, traditional digital survey was potentially problematic, and so it was decided to experiment with 4D photogrammetric recording. Shôned will consider the technologies and the opportunities using this approach has open up for the heritage. (In Welsh with simultaneous translation.) Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2.-Bath-Abbey-Footprint-Shoned-Jones-Eng.pdf
From a medieval abbey we travel to an arts and crafts house in the form of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House. Built in the cusp of the new century, Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece has been plagued by water ingress since its completion due to the use of experimental concrete in its design. Sophia Mirashrafi, Digital Project Officer for the Hill House project, will discuss how Historic Environment Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland have been collaborating on the use of innovative technologies to finally get to the root of these issues, combining 3d modelling, moisture mapping and thermography in formulating a strategy for the crucial forward management of this iconic property. Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2.-The-Hill-House-A-Collaboration-in-Digital-Documentation-and-Scientific-Investigation-Eng.pdf
Bluesky International Ltd is a leading global supplier of aerial survey, GIS and location-based data and services and own and operate a number of airborne sensors used to acquire the highest accuracy aerial imagery and LiDAR data, including the Leica City Mapper, the world’s first hybrid airborne sensor combining vertical and oblique imagery together with 3D laser scanning. George Dey will discuss the advance of aerial remote sensing, including the combination of infra-red and thermal imaging with air-borne laser scanning, through a series of recent case studies including the CHERISH project and the Archaeological Legacy of London project. Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2.-Bluesky-Data-George-Dey-Eng.pdf
Our last speaker of the session will be Anthony Corns, Technology Manager at the Discovery Programme Ireland, who we welcome back as a Digital speaker after some five years. Speaking in 2015 about the 3D ICONS project, Anthony introduced us to the range of digital documentation that was being used to capture some 200 archaeological sites, monuments and historical structures. Antony will return this year to give an update on the project and the technologies utilised, including the wide range of reuse opportunities these datasets have achieved in the tourism, gaming, creative and media industries as well as for conservation and interpretation. Full abstract: https://rcahmw.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2.-Upcycling-3D-cultural-heritage-Eng.pdf
Digital Past: New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach
12 & 13 February 2020, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth