- Nafplio, Greece
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Digital Tools for Heritage Management: 3D Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry Field School
21 May-16 June, 2018
This field school will introduce students to a broad range of 3D recording and mapping techniques. Students will be provided with hands-on instruction in these methods on site in the historical structures of Nafplion. Students will record the site’s extensive architectural remains using terrestrial laser scanning, GIS and GPS. The skills learned should allow students to work in digitization of any other site thereafter.
The field school is a collaborative effort between the Heritage Management Organization and its partners: the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, Faveteville (CAST), and Leica Geomatics. The Heritage Management Organization has been asked by the municipality of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece, to document its historic city center and its most significant historical structures. Using professional-grade laser scanners, the objective of this project is to record the structural data of these buildings, properly orient them to one another in virtual space, and georeference the data collected to ultimately create a computer generated representation of historic Nafplion. This representation will be used as an essential tool in heritage management for any restoration, documentation or visualisation projects.
- Setting Description:
- Students will be housed in rooms at the Maria Radou Foundation in Nafplion’s center. Rooms are shared and full board meals are catered (some special dietary needs may be accommodated, please contact us for details).
- 5000 USD. The participation cost for this program is $5000. This covers all course costs including: registration; tuition; program materials; shared accommodation; one meal per day (excluding free days). Airfare and optional trips on free days are not included in the program cost.
Additional Program Information
- There are no prerequisites for this course, however participants should be 18 years of age or older. Students should be aware that this is an archaeological project and work will be done mostly outdoors; weather conditions, therefore, will have an impact on work and students should come prepared for any weather conditions, especially hot, dry, and sunny. The language of instruction is English.
- Scholarships Description:
- There is a number of post-graduate tutorial half-fellowships available for this field school– they are awarded after acceptance into the program, so please apply early for eligibility and contact us for more information.
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