Skip to comments.Geospatial Technology Forms Basis of Digital Twin of Pompeii
Posted on 01/22/2023 1:23:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv
...a team of researchers, led by Dr. Allison Emmerson of Tulane University, is exploring Insula 14, a block in the southeastern part of the city that could reveal new information about Pompeii's early existence, how the city developed over time, its economy and infrastructure, and the lives of residents who lived on the margins. The project, called Pompeii I.14, includes a digital data initiatives team that is employing geospatial technology to more efficiently and accurately collect, organize, analyze, visualize, and share the data that's being unearthed at the site. ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Dashboards, and web scenes in ArcGIS Online are working in concert to improve daily decision-making on the ground and disseminate project findings in compelling formats more quickly than ever...
During the excavation, trench supervisors were given iPad Pro tablets and Apple Pencil stylus pens to record data in their archaeological areas. The Survey123 app was loaded onto the iPads, and the project forms were accessible through the app. Once trench supervisors began to dig an SU, they opened a new SU form in Survey123 and started recording their data. They took photos of their SUs using the iPad’s camera and created scaled digital field sketches in another app called Concepts. These were saved as attachments in the Survey123 form. When an SU was finished, the trench supervisors saved their forms locally on the iPads and then, when they had access to Wi-Fi or a cell network, sent them to cloud storage via ArcGIS Online. Because Survey123 collects location data, it was easy to spatially link 3D data to researchers’ field notes, images, and sketches.
(Excerpt) Read more at esri.com ...
This scaled and georeferenced 3D model of Insula 14 served as the spatial reference for all subsequent 3D models made of the excavation. (with walls, rooftops, stairs, gates, and vegetation)ArcGIS Online
Today, for the first time in ages, I've been binge-watching the old "I, Claudius" episodes.
Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project (PALP)
That is a great program.
Claudius was a most interesting character, imho.
Wonder if they gave them cutsey names like Mons Visum Insula.
No - mons = “mountain” - masculine
visum = “seen” - neuter (could be masculine accusative but that wouldn’t make sense here)
insula = “island” - feminine.
What were you trying to say?
Mountain View Apartments...
Close enough for Roman government work
The I, Claudius theme uses the 2nd movement of Mozart’s 27th piano concerto quite effectively.
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