Posted by: Joe Croser | February 17, 2011

New Digital Life for Old Nottingham Caves

Nottingham’s architectural heritage is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to a University project to survey almost 450 caves located below the City. The survey project is being led by Trent and Peak Archaeology from the University of Nottingham and is the first part of the Caves of Nottingham Regeneration Project (CoNoRP) designed to assess the archaeological importance of the caves and to encourage the city and its visitors to appreciate the caves as a unique historical resource.

Using 3D laser scanners from Leica to measure millions of points inside the caves, and point cloud software from Pointools to create photorealistic 3D models, the project team has produced a number of high-definition movies which have already been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube to simultaneously raise the profile of Nottingham’s hidden heritage and 3D laser scanning at large.

Read the full press release here >>

Watch more Pointools YouTube videos here >>

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