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

NCPTT in conjunction with the National Park Service Intermountain Regional Office and the Presidio Trust will host a three day summit on digital documentation for the preservation of cultural heritage.

The conference will be held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. The program will feature two days of contributed papers and a poster session, followed by a third day of field demonstrations and exercises. All lectures and the poster session will take place in the Golden Gate Club (Cypress Room) at the Presidio.

Conference Cost and Registration

  • $199 Early Bird Registration (until June 7, 2012)
  • $299 Registration (after June 7, 2012)
  • $99 Student Registration
    Limited student seats are available on a first come first serve bases.  Student must provide photocopy of current student ID and a letter of interest. Student applications should be emailed to jason_church@contractor.nps.gov

Registration closes July 1, 2012

Register by Mail
Checks can be written to Friends of NCPTT (with 3D Digital Summit in the memo) and mailed to NCPTT 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457.


Lodging and Accommodations

There is no official conference lodging. However, the Presidio area of San Fransisco has many great options available.

Inn at the Presidio
This Inn is located at the Presidio and run by the Presidio Trust. For more information, visit http://www.innatthepresidio.com/

3D Digital Documentation of Mesa Verde by CyArk.

Lombard Street Hotels
Lombard Street offers over 50 hotels near the Presidio. For more information, visit http://www.lombardstreethotels.com/

There are also several hotels just off Lombard on neighboring streets.

There are public transit options for getting to and around the Presidio. For more information, visit http://www.presidio.gov/transportation/

Each conference day schedule has time allotted for lunch on your own. San Fransisco has no shortage of great restaurants and the Presidio is no exception.   The Presidio Trust list 10 lunch spots on campus.


Conference Schedule (tentative)

Monday, July 9, 2012
5-6:30 PM Pre-registration
7-8:30 PM Mixer Sponsored by the Western Chapter of Association for Preservation Technology
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Introductions and Welcome
9:00 AM Keynote: TBA
10:00 AM Break
10:20 AM Documenting National and World Heritage Sites: The Need Integrate Digital Documentation and 3D Scanning with Traditional Hand Measuring Techniques by Krupali Krusche
10:40 AM Designing the LiDAR Mission for Industrial Heritage: Cooperation Across the Fields by Mark Dice
11:00 AM Evolution in Project Workflow – Is High Definition Survey the Missing Link? by Brandon C. Friske
11:20 AM Best Practices for Digital Documentaion by Ekaterini “Kat” Vlahos
11:40 AM Questions
12:00 PM Lunch
1:40 PM Watts Towers by Christopher Gray
2:00 PM 3D Scanning of Matisse, The Back I-IV: One Thing After Another by Zycherman, Abramson, Woodburn
2:20 PM 3D Digital Documentation and the Restoration of Tullio Lombardo’s Marble Sculpture of Adam by Ronald Street
2:40 PM 3D Technology and the H.L. Hunley: Beyond Documentation by Christopher Watters
3:00 PM Questions
3:20 PM Break
3:40 PM Advances in Computational Photograph Techniques for Cultural, Historic, and Natural History Materials by Carla Schroer
4:00 PM Application of Current 3D and Pseudo-3D Imaging for Conservators by Melvin J. Wachowiak and E.Keats Webb.
4:20 PM Applications of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in a Fine Arts Museum: Examination, Documentation, and Beyond by Philip A. Klausmeyer
4:40 PM Conservation and H-RTI at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM 3D Modeling of a Gravestone Exploiting Low Cost Range and Image Based Techniques by Dante Abate
8:50 AM Restoring the Lions’ Roar: Documenting and Replicating Limestone Structures through Laser Scanning, 3D Computer Modeling, and CNC Machining by Smith and Kreilick
9:10 AM The Patternmaker’s Art: Innovation within a Timeless Tradition by Howell, Manger, and Iron
9:30 AM Foamhenge: 3D Modeling and Conservation of a Monumental Sculpture by B. Story Swett
9:50 AM Questions
10:10 AM Break
10:30 AM A Comparative Study Using LiDAR Digital Scanning and Photogrammetry by Mike Nulty
10:50 AM High Resolution Digital Photogrammetry with Object Surface Texture by Battle Brown
11:10 AM Close Range Photogrammetry vs. 3D Scanning for Archaeological Documentation by Simon and Opitz
11:30 AM Capturing, Document and Mapping the Digital Cultural Object Using Spectral Imaging By France and Toth
11:50 AM Questions
12:10 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Poster Session
3:00 PM Color and Spectral Archiving Using Dual-RGB Imaging by Roy S. Berns
3:20 PM Automated Classification of Surface Texture for Photographic Paper by Richard Johnson and Paul Messier
3:50 PM Break
4:10-5:30PM Presidio Palimpsest Panel by Michael Ashley CoDA, UC Berkeley sponsored by the WCAPT
Thursday, July 12, 2012
8:30 AM Why Digital? Its only 1’s and 0’s by Robert Warden
8:50 AM Documentation to the Secretary of Interiors Standards: Asssessing the Value of Laser Scan Data by Lockett and Davidson
9:10 AM Archive of Digital Data for HABS, HAER, and HALS by Anne Mason
9:30 AM Heritage Documentation Standards Preview by HABS, HAER, and HALS
10:00 AM Questions
10:20 AM Break
10:40 AM Panel Discussion: Digital Data Management (CyArk)
12:00 PM Lunch
Rotating Demo Sessions NPS Issue Identification Session
1:30 PM TBA LOC Standards and Practice
2:30 PM TBA 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 PM TBA
4:30 PM TBA
5:30 PM Event Ends

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119