Projects

PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL

The most digitally recorded historic building?

It is estimated that around 50 scans were taken of Notre Dame but over 700 have been taken of Peterborough Cathedral, leading to over 30,000 images and 16 billion data points produced.

The project is making use of close-range scanners as well as drones that will criss-cross the west front of the 12th century Norman structure to capture additional data.

With the digital scans, the cathedral will have better access to information for maintenance and repair purposes as well as a valuable educational tool.

3D scans will allow the doors of the cathedral to be opened to people from all across the world, in the form of virtual immersive tours, as well as to the local community and schools.

Stonemason Kate Holmes abseils down Peterborough Cathedral to carry out a laser scan

Stonemason Kate Holmes abseils down Peterborough Cathedral to carry out a laser scan

3D Scan of Lewis Clayton's sarcophsus

3D Scan of Lewis Clayton's sarcophsus

Avoid expensive and intrusive scaffolding costs by using detailed data capture by rope to recreate 3D models used for replication or historic record

Avoid expensive and intrusive scaffolding costs by using detailed data capture by rope to recreate 3D models used for replication or historic record

Record drawing taken from a close range scan, providing the best of both worlds a high quality image and the accuracy of a CAD drawing

Record drawing taken from a close range scan, providing the best of both worlds a high quality image and the accuracy of a CAD drawing

Drone Survey

Drone Survey

Hi-resolution orthographic images extracted from our hybrid photogrammetry/lidar model ready for condition survey mark up

Hi-resolution orthographic images extracted from our hybrid photogrammetry/lidar model ready for condition survey mark up

Scan of Peterborough Cathedral. The next phase is to apply photogrammetry to further improve the quality of the model.

Scan of Peterborough Cathedral. The next phase is to apply photogrammetry to further improve the quality of the model.