3D Digital Documentation Summit, July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio of San Francisco

The National Park Service explored the latest in digitization technologies for cultural heritage through the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held at the Presidio, San Francisco, July 10-12, 2012.  The summit was jointly organized by NCPTT and the Intermountain Regional Office, and hosted by the Presidio Trust.  The summit featured 25 papers, two panel discussions, and 14 posters, including contributions by HABS/HAER/HALS.  Topics at the summit ranged from the classification of photographic paper texture using photographic techniques, to the integration of digitization and 3D scanning with traditional hand measuring techniques at World Heritage sites.   In addition to lectures and panels, the third day of the summit featured four hands-on demonstrations.  The summit concluded with an open discussion about ways to advance this technology in the preservation of cultural heritage.

All of the Summit presentations and posters were recorded for future viewing. Links to all the presentations and posters can be found in the conference schedule. (Note: This is a work in progress and new video links are added on a regular basis, so please check back often.)

Monday, July 9, 2012
Mixer Sponsored by the Western Chapter of Association for Preservation Technology
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Introductions and Welcome
Keynote: Rocket Science and 3D Analyses in the Preservation of Artistic and Historic Works by John Asmus
Documenting National and World Heritage Sites: The Need Integrate Digital Documentation and 3D Scanning with Traditional Hand Measuring Techniques by Krupali Krusche
Designing the LiDAR Mission for Industrial Heritage: Cooperation Across the Fields by Mark Dice
Evolution in Project Workflow – Is High Definition Survey the Missing Link? by Brandon C. Friske
Best Practices for Digital Documentaion by Ekaterini “Kat” Vlahos and Mike Nulty
Monitoring Using Laser Scanning – Case Study of Watts Towers by Christopher Gray
3D Scanning of Matisse, The Back I-IV: One Thing After Another by Zycherman, Abramson, Woodburn
3D Digital Documentation and the Restoration of Tullio Lombardo’s Marble Sculpture of Adam by Ronald Street
3D Technology and the H.L. Hunley: Beyond Documentation by Christopher Watters
Advances in Computational Photograph Techniques for Cultural, Historic, and Natural History Materials by Carla Schroer
Application of Current 3D and Pseudo-3D Imaging for Conservators by Melvin J. Wachowiak and E.Keats Webb
Applications of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in a Fine Arts Museum: Examination, Documentation, and Beyond by Philip A. Klausmeyer
Conservation and H-RTI at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Anna Serotta and Ashira Loike
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
3D Modeling of a Gravestone Exploiting Low Cost Range and Image Based Techniques by Dante Abate
Restoring the Lions’ Roar: Documenting and Replicating Limestone Structures through Laser Scanning, 3D Computer Modeling, and CNC Machining by Smith and Kreilick
The Patternmaker’s Art: Innovation within a Timeless Tradition by Scott Howell
Foamhenge: 3D Modeling and Conservation of a Monumental Sculpture by B. Story Swett
A Comparative Study Using LiDAR Digital Scanning and Photogrammetry by Mike Nulty
High Resolution Digital Photogrammetry with Object Surface Texture by Battle Brown
Close Range Photogrammetry vs. 3D Scanning for Archaeological Documentation by Simon and Opitz
Capturing, Document and Mapping the Digital Cultural Object Using Spectral Imaging By France and Toth
Four Light Total Appearance Imaging of Paintings by Roy S. Berns
Automated Classification of Surface Texture for Photographic Paper by Richard Johnson and Paul Messier
Presidio Palimpsest Panel by Michael Ashley CoDA, UC Berkeley sponsored by the WCAPT
 Poster Session
 Color and Spectral Archiving Using Dual-rgb Imaging by Roy S. Berns and Jim Coddington
 Integrating Aerial and Ground-based LiDar in Appalachian Heritage Planning and Visualization by Peter Butler and Paul Kinder
 Saving the Lines: Documenting Ships and Small Craft Using Laser Scanning Technology by Todd Croteau
 3D Digital Documentation of Cultural Resources in Southern Arizona National Parks by Jake Degayner
 Utilizing Digital Methods to Document and Reconstruct Old Sheldon Church by Chad Keller
 Recording Structure and Process: HAER 3D Digital Documentation Methods by Jeremy Mauro
 3D Data Recordation and Immersive Visualization: Considerations for Creative Mitigation Practices by Marshall R. Millett
 Mind the Gap: the Need to Supplement Laser Scan Data in HABS Documentation Projects by Daniel De Sousa
 Laser Scanning America’s Cultural Landscapes by Christopher Stevens and Dana Lockett
 Post-Processing Workflows: Identifying Hidden Costs in Converting Scan Data to Useable Information by John Wachtel
 Cooperation Creates A Custon Crate: Conservation, Laser Scanning, 3D Milling and Crate Building Work Together by Lynda Zycherman and Steven K. O’Banion
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Why Digital? Its only 1’s and 0’s by Robert Warden
Documentation to the Secretary of Interiors Standards: Asssessing the Value of Laser Scan Data by Lockett and Davidson
Archive of Digital Data for HABS, HAER, and HALS by Anne Mason
Heritage Documentation Standards Preview by HABS, HAER, and HALS
Panel Discussion: Digital Data Management (CyArk)
Rotating Demo Sessions NPS Issue Identification Session
1:30 PM Documentation in Situ: The Example of the Deanza Room in the Officers Club at the Presidio lead by Michael Ashley, Kelly Wong, and Hans Barnaal lead by Kirk Cordell
2:30 PM Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)and Algorithmic Rendering (AR) lead by Cultural Heritage Imaging Discussion of Digital Documentation Related Issues:
  • Establishing a Need for Standards
  • Utility and Limitations of Digital Documentation
  • Data Collection
  • Managing Data
  • End-use & Accessibility
  • Archiving Data
  • Moving Forward

3:30 PMScanstation c10 lead by Joshua Vandiver of Leica Geosystems4:30 PMDigital Dissemination lead by Elizabeth Lee, Director of Operations at CyArk5:30 PMEvent Ends