Friends of NCPTT co-sponsor NPS 3D Digital Documentation Summit

In front of historic houses on Funston Avenue at the Presidio of San Francisco, Michael Ashley demonstrates how the GigaPan robot works. 2011 Center for Digital Archaeology, Berkeley CA, flickr, accessed 05/08/2012.

The Friends of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) are proud to be a co-sponsor of the National Park Service’s Digital Documentation Summit, to be held at the Presidio of  San Francisco from July 10-12, 2012.  Experts from across the nation will share their practical experiences using the latest in computer technology to document cultural heritage.  From best practices to the most advanced case studies, participants will have an opportunity to learn techniques like laser scanning or LiDAR, reflectance transformation imaging, and the digital photogrammetry.

NCPTT, the NPS Intermountain Regional Office, and the Presidio are organizing the three day event to include more than 26 papers, poster sessions, panel discussions and live demonstrations.  The Summit will address issues such as data acquisition techniques, data storage and a range of data uses.  The Western Chapter of Association for Preservation Technology (WCAPT) will host an opening reception on the evening before the Summit.  Additionally they will host a panel discussion on digital documentation of the Presidio of San Francisco led by Michael Ashley from the Center for Digital Archaeology, Berkeley, California.

For more information and program highlights, see

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