Learn about 3-D imaging at the forts from Dr. Lori Collins


Tomorrow, Historic City News readers interested in 3-D imaging technologies that are being used for preservation at the Castillo de San Marcos can meet Dr. Lori Collins and learn more about her work.

Under the guidance of Dr. Collins and Dr. Travis Doering, a group of students from the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collection, based at the University of South Florida in Tampa, are working to document heritage sites, landscapes and artifacts using 3-D.

“Ultimately digital learning tools and collections will be created that promote sustainable heritage tourism and interpretation strategies,” Emily Murray with the Florida Public Archaeology Network told local reporters.

The St. Augustine Archaeological Association will welcome Dr. Collins to discuss her work at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6th in the Flagler Room at Flagler College.

Project Manager Jorge González García is certified in the use of FARO laser scanners. The Digital Heritage and Humanities Collection has been using FARO laser scanners for many years and through generations of scanners. For buildings, landscapes, and large objects, they employ FARO X330 and X130 terrestrial laser scanners.

For smaller and more intricate items, artifacts, and surfaces, the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collection uses Artec Eva, Artec Spider, and Konica-Minolta laser scanners.

Although their work at the Castillo de San Marcos is featured on the front of a poster this year, they’ve also worked at Cape Canaveral and Fort Matanzas here in Florida, as well as other sites across the globe.