Digitisation Planning

This preliminary phase includes some necessary activities to plan a digitisation campaign including technical, administrative and organisational planning.

Amongst other activities the choice of the technology to be used is important as this may influence the permissions to be obtained for data acquisition (for example, short-range 3D scanning usually requires scaffolding). Many different technologies exist and have reached a sufficient level of stability and effectiveness to be used in standard digitisation campaigns (short-range scanning based on triangulation, long-range scanning based on time-of-flight, images-to-3D reconstruction based on different incarnations of stereo-matching and photogrammetry, down to several different modalities for gathering enhanced 2D media, such as Polynomial Texture Maps (PTM) or very large panoramic image).

Administrative and organizational planning also forms an important part of this stage.