Integrating 3D photogrammetric data in the field: challenges, implications and solutions

Jens-Bjørn Riis Andresen


In recent years the proliferation of image based 3D techniques has enabled very detailed archaeological recording at greatly reduced time and cost. However, this requires extensive computation time, and as a consequence the processing and interpretation of the resultant models is often disconnected from the archaeologists on site. This is problematic, as the success of any recording technique is contingent on its ability to validate and interpret data while in the field.
In this session we focus on solving the theoretical and methodological problems involved in closing the gap between excavators and their data . Contributions should explore how we can optimize workflows and enable archaeologists to meaningfully engage with and use 3D data on site