1999-04

1999-04

Documentation is central to every preservation project whether it involves recording the presence of a structure about to be lost or preparing evidence for restoring or maintaining existing structures. This grant allowed us to explore how digital technologies like solid modeling can be used to either strengthen the quality of both the data gathered and presented during documentation projects and the methods by which that data is gathered and presented.

It helped to shed some light on the problems encountered in transferring a technology like solid modeling that is designed for modeling conceptual structures to a discipline like historic documentation which needs to record existing conditions. It has helped to initiate the debate about the use of solid models as 3D transcriptions of our cultural heritage and stimulated further research initiatives in modeling techniques that also serve as documentation methods.

This research was made possible through Grant MT-2210-7-NC-15 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

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