Jackson House Becomes Restored

Preserving history safely and accurately

Preserving history has never been easier than ever before with the help of 3D laser scanning. This technology has taken the world by storm and has totally shaped the way we learn about history. Before this technology, we would have to send teams of people out to inspect a place, find out what needed to be remodeled, and then very carefully look at what steps need to be taken. The latest technology can help cut the process in half.

3D laser scanning allows one person to go inside of a historic building and gather precise information on the space. It captures every single detail you could imagine. It gathers data like layout, walls, textures, sizes, dimensions, and anything in between. The latest team to use it has been working on the famous Jackson house in Tampa, Florida.

This historic building has been run down and falling apart for quite some time. It had been deemed too dangerous for anyone to walk through, so there have been no tours the past few years. With the help of 3D laser scanning and some renovations, the hope is to open this house back up to the public as well as making a digital copy of the house to allow others, all over the world, to take a tour.

The benefits of using 3D laser scanning

Historical buildings need to be handled with care. They are fragile, and any wrong move or construction could cause the house to be more destroyed than before. There are some benefits that only 3D laser scanning can provide a team working on this type of project.

  • Precision- 3D laser scanning is incredibly accurate and can create accurate virtual tours for others to walk through. It picks up every microscopic detail you could possibly think of and more. Every pipe that is broken will be documented, every hole, and every door off its hinges. Helping create an accurate plan for remodeling.
  • Noninvasive- This equipment in no way harms the building. Instead of having to send multiple people in, one person can create the entire scan and document everything. No molds must be taken, nothing has to come undone, and nothing needs to be touched. A user simply points and scans all of the information is collected through laser beams and pictures.
  • Faster- 3D laser scanning is a super fast process, and it can help cut the entire process in half. Things can be seen faster, and an entire plan can be created in less time than it would normally take.

There are many benefits to using this technology for preserving history. One of the best things about 3D laser scanning is that the information can never be erased because it is saved in the cloud server.

Final thoughts

There has been nothing better than 3D laser scanning and all of the benefits that we have received from it. Hopefully, very soon, there will be a historic open house in Tampa, Florida. There are many benefits of using this technology, and we are just scratching the surface of these benefits.

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