With a rise in globalisation, tourism and ongoing threats of natural disaster and dilapidation from lack of maintenance, the world’s treasured heritage sites are now on an endangered list. With the advent of 3D laser scanning, a strong case for the digital preservation of these endangered sites has arisen. In order to facilitate any works regarding these treasured cultural and natural heritage sites, it is vital that a comprehensive amount of spatial data is available for each location. By providing a cost efficient, safe and un-invasive method of capturing spatial data which encapsulates these sites and structures, 3D laser scanning enables and enhances any heritage preservation, restoration and research project.
Providing incredible point density in short scan occupation times, the Z+F 5010 series of laser scanners offers a robust and reliable spatial data capture solution.
Through millimetre precision and accuracy, in conjunction with colourisation and HDR photo capability, the Z+F 3D laser scanner range is able to tackle any project quickly and efficiently, revealing fine and hidden details in site/object topography.
With thermal imagery and Z+F Smartlight capability, the Z+F 5010X is able to function in low light conditions and provide high resolution thermal imagery. These features are vital in subterranean projects seeking to preserve and research underground natural historic sites and mines under risk of collapse.
A heritage project example application is shown on this page: the digital preservation of Cockman House outbuilding in Perth, Australia. After concluding and auto-registering 16 scans capturing the entire vicinity, a life-like point cloud representation of the building is immediately visible. This point cloud now offers a simple solution for representing the dimensions and surrounds of the building, showing the Georgian style architecture of the time period.