Taking the Measure of a Monument
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Two Types of Scanners Do the Job
For part of the data gathering, specialists used two tripod-mounted scanners made for long-distance, large-scale measurements. The scanners were positioned above the monument and on the talus slope.
To record features like eyes, the imaging team lowered a short-range scanner by ropes and aimed it at their targets. The remotely operated scanner captured data up to ten times faster than the stationary ones.
Sources: Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation; CyArk; Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art; Fourfront Design; Historic Scotland; National Park Service; Respec; Wyss Associates