Santa Cristina Sacred Well

Santa Cristina Sacred Well

Image of 3D meshed surface model derived from the point cloud data

Location: Sardinia, Italy

Institute: The Cyprus Institute, STARC

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The archaeological site is one of the most important architectonic representations of the Nuragic culture in the island of Sardinia. It has never been systematically documented and this is the reason for our 3D scanning at the site, i.e. to obtain accurate measurements of the stones, plans of the site and attempt a virtual reconstruction based on this material in order to estimate its original shape.

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Terrestrial Laser Scanning - Phase based

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Surphaser laser scanner, digital camera, total station

Modelling Software

Modelling Software

JRC, point cloud, autocad, blender, 3dmax

Model usU

Model Use

Provide the possibility to investigate both the above and below ground parts of the structure - useful as an educational tool as well as for comparative research.

Processing Pipeline

Processing Pipeline

Various scans were aligned, cleaned, meshed and imported to the various post processing software: JRC for cross sections, measurements, extraction of features, AutoCAD for plans drawing and static calculations, and blender / 3d max for virtual reconstructions.

Online Delivery

Online Delivery

X3D - most efficient in terms of interaction with 3D model


Licence for Dataset
Creative Commons

Creative Commons - Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives.