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The Ice House at Beaulieu

As a Grade ll listed structure, the Ice House at the Beaulieu estate in the New forest, Hampshire is thought to date back to the early to mid part of the 19th century. It is of a brick construction that comprises a two meter long and two meter high vaulted passage that has the remains of an…

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Kaasan Church documentation project

This week we spent two days surveying the Kaasan Church, in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the first stage of a larger documentation project where laser scanning and photogrammetric surveying will be completed, with the laser scanning being a collaborative project with one of our partner companies, Reaalproject LLC. The end product of the work will be a…

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Agisoft PhotoScan Reseller

Archaeovision is a technology and software driven company. In order to succeed as a business we have spent many hours learning and testing a number of different software packages to provide the best service possible to our clients. Our extensive knowledge of how individual software packages work sets us apart from the rest as it allows…

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Rode project visits Rode’s home town

Archaeovision R&D has been involved in the Rode conservation and research project (see previous posts) for over a year now. Our main tasks have been related to imaging. Last week we were invited to Lübeck,  the hometown of Herman Rode, to document the altar piece and a small painting at  St. Anne‘s Museum Quarter.  Whilst…

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E-Space

Re-use of digital cultural content

Archaeovision R&D is cooperating with Estonian Ministry of Culture in Pan-European project Europeana Space. We visited two-day conference “Digital Cultural Content Re-imagined: New Avenues for the Economy and Society” in Venice, 16-17 October 2014. The key topics related to re-use of cultural contents in creative industries, presenting the 6 thematic pilots (interactive TV, photography, dance, games, publishing and cultural…

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Imaging session at CAA

The CAA conference is the largest international archaeological computing conference and is regularly attending by the leading experts in our chosen fields of study. Every year the location changes with recent conferences being in Southampton, Perth, Australia and Paris. In the past Archaeovision members James, Hembo, Paul, Tom and Kaarel have all given papers and some…

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RTI training at DH seminar in Tartu

I have been working with RTI since 2008 and I have been very lucky to be part of several RTI research projects at the ACRG, Univeristy of  Southampton. During one of those projects I presented our work at University of Tartu and have since given many talks about the technique in various places to various skill levels. The upcoming…

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Photogrammetry for museum display

Estonian National Museum is working hard on developing new display units and setups for their new new museum which opens in 2016. Archaeovision has been part of this recent development through the capture and processing of a number of photogrammetric models of reconstructed clothes, found some years ago while excavating a burial. We spent a…

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Archaeovision Estonia

Over two weeks ago we registered Archaeovision Ltd in Estonia. This Estonian company brings together new people who will help us to provide even better services and it increases our overall experience in the Archaeovison team. Currently the Estonian team are moving into an office in Tallinn where they can work together to bring in new business…

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Faro Focus at Portus. Image from Stephen Kay

Ancient Impossible

Last night in the USA a program called Ancient Impossible: Extreme Engineering aired on the History channel. The series focusses on how today’s technological achievements were developed centuries ago. This episode looks at specific examples of ancient structures and how past civilisations were able to to create new engineering feats to counter the obstacles that stood in their way.…

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