6 Nov 13
Last week, geo-surveyors from the Discovery Programme had the privilege of laser scanning the monastic enclosure on Skellig Michael (one of Ireland's three UNESCO World Heritage Sites). This work was undertaken as part of the EU-funded 3D-ICONS Project, and the visit was facilitated by the Office of Public Works.
4 Nov 13
The 3D-ICONS Project had a high profile at Digital Heritage 2013 with a paper presented on the CARARE2 Metadata Schema, a three hour Workshop as well as participation in a European Projects networking session.
2 Oct 13
As part of our series of partner highlights this issue features the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) in Trento, Italy, which with its 3DOM research unit participates as a content provider in the 3D-ICONS project. This article details the work FBK is doing.
16 Sep 13
The Co mmon Re ligious C ultural Pat hways (CORECT) project is a concerted effort to study, record and promote the common religious cultural heritage across the Greece-Bulgaria border. To this end, the project exploits recent ICT advances in order to create innovative tools.
6 Sep 13
The Summer school on “3D Surveying and Modelling in Cultural Heritage” took place on June 16-22, 2013 in Paestum (Italy).
6 Sep 13
The Romanian National History Museum and F64, leader on the Romanian photo market, organized the first 3D photogrammetry workshop on the 22nd August 2013.
At the event, MNIR aimed to present the 3D Icons project and knowledge gained as the members in the project, particularly techniques through which 3D models may be generated from photographs, with the help of dedicated software.
18 Jul 13
A press conference was held on July 11, 2013 by the University of Jaén to present their first results and their plans for digitising in 3D a series of sites and archaeological remains important to the Iberian culture as part of the 3D ICONS project.
The Andalusian Centre for Iberian Archaeology (University of Jaén) has completed the digitisation of a group of Cerrillo Blanco sculptures from Porcuna on display at the Provincial Museum of Jaen. This group is the first of around 500 3D models of sites and archaeological material relating to the culture of the Iberians which the team plans to digitise as part of 3D ICONS including sites such as the oppidum at Puente Tablas amongst others.
8 Jul 13
A UAV was demonstrated at the 3D ICONS workshop in Xanthi, Greece. The hexacopter, a lightweight model, built by Aeroview was used to capture an aerial view of the participants and later to capture the panorama of the square at the centre of Xanthi's old town.
Aeroview is a small company in Greece that performs aerial photography for projects (e.g. photogrammetry, tourist brochures, etc) and which also develops custom Remote control devices. Vasilis Liakopoulos has built various models of UAV (including the one pictured) and also other types of models for different needs, such as remote controlled boats and hovercrafts with water sampling sensors to be used in chemical analysis.
13 Jun 13
CyArk has announced that it will be launching a challenge to the world to save at-risk cultural heritage sites digitally.
31 May 13
Practical Experiences with CIDOC CRM and its Extensions (CRMEX), workshop to be held at TPDL 2013, Malta. Call closes: July 27, 2013.