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EPIP industrial heritage programme

 East Peak Photogrammetry Project

During 2013 the East Peak Industrial Heritage Support Programme funded a photogrammetry project, using innovative, accessible technology to model and record a range of industrial heritage sites across the area. 

Over the past few years photogrammetry technology has been developed to allow three dimensional models to be constructed from a set of digital photographs. This software has been developed so that anybody with a digital camera can create different 3D models. A series of digital images are taken from different camera locations, moving around the subject. These images are then processed by the software which looks for common interest points to allign the camera positions. By cross-referencing the details in the images the software is able to build an accurate 3D model of the subject, which can then be used to create an interactive 3D image.

    

Data images from Hoylandswaine Nail Forge (created using Agisoft)

The project was run by ArcHeritage and North Light Heritage (both part of the York Archaeological Trust) who worked with volunteers from the Roggins Local History Group, the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society and the Friends of the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Unit. The aim was to explore innovative ways of recording and presenting different aspects of industrial heritage and the project included a number of training events, with follow-up technical support. The groups created 3D images of waggonway stones on the Silkstone Waggonway, historical textile artefacts owned by the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Unit, and panoramas of the Hoylandsaine Nail Forge.

The project created a number of 3D pdfs and panoramas. It is hoped that these will be available on line by the end of October 2013. An example of one of the 3D pdfs 'bowl of objects' created by the Friends of Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Unit and the final project report (including copies of the workshop sheets) are available on our downloads page (click here).

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