Digitising the mighty Taj Mahal

Chapter 3: Simplified scanning for learning

Simplified scanning for learning

Another aspect for this project was the ability for student researchers to learn in a real-world environment. Capable of fast, accurate and highlydense data collection, the ScanStation P20 is simple to operate, making it a great teaching resource.

Student research assistants Kristen Gates and Anthony Derouin have been involved in creating the stitched 3D scan data along with Gigapan images, enabling study of damage mapping. These images are then transferred on large scale models, allowing the students to study the large structure more thoroughly.

“The P20 was easy to operate, and we were able to create a textured 3D model quickly,” said Gates. “Without the need to actually touch any artefacts, we felt easier about modelling the data and training in the Cyclone software.”

The final information is being put together in the form of a joint report for ASI.

Back to Reporter 75 article overview

Story: Digitising the mighty Taj Mahal
Chapter 1: Preserving a national treasure
Chapter 2: A scanning partnership
Chapter 3: Simplified scanning for learning

Reporter 75 - June 2016

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