3D Laser Scanning WILL GIVE INSIDE View of Historic Castle
accessing 15th century castle has been a challenge
Many people have heard of Rufus Castle, also known as The Bow and Arrow Castle, in Portland, UK but have never seen it. Thanks to 3D laser scanning devices, there is a new project that will allow people to view this historic castle.
For the last few years, we have seen this cutting-edge technology be used for some phenomenal projects that would have otherwise taken years to complete. 3D laser scanning has opened up a way for us to gather and share information we would not previously have access to. This castle was built in the 11th century, rebuilt in the 15th century, and is one of Portland’s oldest castles. It sits on a cliff and can be hard to reach. This project needs to be handled with care, and 3D laser scanning can do that.
The Portland Museum in the UK started this project. It started because they asked social media what the people wanted to see more of. In this case, social media helped bring together a fantastic project using the most advanced technology we have seen.
“I’m delighted that Portland Museum has initiated this project. Access to the castle can be treacherous, and the structure has the usual dangers associated with ancient buildings. This project gives people the opportunity to safely see the whole structure in precise detail.” Says the owner of Rufus Castle.
A 3D model from the scans the team takes will soon allow people to tour the grounds without having to risk the treacherous journey. This is a loved landmark that deserves to be respected and treated correctly. 3D laser scanning will help preserve it physically and digitally.
3D laser scanning is imperative to preserve landmarks
You may be wondering why many teams have picked up the use of 3D laser scanning. There are many reasons you see this device being used in projects that involve preservation.
One of the biggest reasons this tool has become widely adopted is that the investment return is incredible. Though it is a small fee to gather the equipment, it saves money in the future. That is because it is non-invasive, so it won’t destroy any landmarks. It is also incredibly accurate, much more precise than any human could ever be.
3D laser scanning is accurate because it takes thousands of photographs of a scene or object from every angle. Once it gets to the CAD software, it layers those images for a full 3D picture. The user can then add in information and edit the images to create something realistic enough to be toured. This makes it great to use for virtual tours of historical sites. It allows the researchers to preserve information digitally for future generations.
3D laser scanning has changed how we communicate information. There is no longer miscommunication or information that goes missing. This scanner picks up every detail and sends it to the person on the other end wishing to view it. Everything is saved, preserved, and maintained with the help of this technology.