With the conclusion of the Northeast Insulae Project and the issuance of a final report, we have given the dig website and update look and feel. The site features the Final Report and a video tour. This blog is now a secondary function. Watch for more in the future about a public lecture in May 2022 summarizing the results of the project.
These images take you to the various parts of the Final Report on the Northeast Insulae Project. Two are in a flip-book format and the one in the middle is a 3D model. For the books, click the cover icon to begin reading. Then, if you wish, select the icon on the bottom menu for “full screen.” Please note that the software only loads five pages at a time. Be patient while “flipping.”
Fully downloadable versions optimized for printing are available from the official repository: DigitalCommons@CSP.
We are pleased to announce a new association with Open Heritage 3D. Open Heritage 3D makes primary 3D cultural heritage data open and accessible. Our model is now viewable and downloadable under a Creative Commons license BY-NC-ND.
See the model here.
As 3D data capture becomes an increasingly common method for the documentation of cultural heritage there has emerged a growing need to assist with the distribution and open access of this growing library of 3D data while maintaining scientific rigor, respecting cultural and ethical sensitivities, enhancing discoverability, and addressing data longevity and archival standards. In response to these areas of need, the Open Heritage 3D project was developed to make primary 3D cultural heritage data open and accessible and remove the barriers for content producers to publish their data. CyArk along with other founding organizations Historic Environment Scotland and the University of South Florida Libraries committed in 2019 to make available their significant repositories of data from legacy as well as new 3D documentation projects. Since then other organizations have joined the initiative, contributing over 200 datasets and we invite others to join the Open Heritage 3D project and contribute their datasets to this growing library of data.https://openheritage3d.org/about
The Northeast Insulae Project is pleased to join datasets from around the world in preserving and presenting our cultural heritages.
I have finished building this tour of the Northeast Insulae at Hippos using a lidar-based point cloud from 181 scans with a BLK360 and processed using Autodesk ReCap Pro, Leica Register 360, and Nubigon Pro. The tour is about twenty minutes and includes labels [but no sound]. It is a visual record of a fifteen year project. The final report is coming soon.
A minor labeling error was corrected on 20 Sept 2021.
As I gradually master the software, the videos get better. This video is the same as the previous one, but it is at a better definition/quality. As I proceed through this process, I will keep posting iterations.