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3D Laser Scanning Workshop, Nantucket (Registration Closed)

Preservation Institute: Nantucket

July 16 - July 20, 2018

Nantucket, MA

| $750

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Paul Davidson instructs on the use of 3D laser scanning equipment.

Paul Davidson instructs on the use of 3D laser scanning equipment.

Registration is closed.

Cost: $750 (housing included)

The goal of this 5 day workshop is to provide practicing professionals and students with a working knowledge of 3D laser scanning including the equipment, field work planning and techniques, processing, and products. Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the advantages and disadvantages of each technique, understand their applications, and define and articulate goals when designing a 3D laser scanning project.


Registration includes course and accommodations. Participants are responsible for travel to and from Nantucket and meals.


  • Paul Davidson, Historic American Building Survey
  • Sujin Kim, University of Florida
  • Morris Hylton III, University of Florida


Kirk Cordell, NCPTT


Officially established in 1972, Preservation Institute Nantucket (PIN) is one of the nation’s oldest, continually operating field schools for historic preservation. The program prepares the next generation of heritage specialists as part of applied research and learning that helps document, conserve and manage the island’s historical, architectural and cultural resources.

Nantucket is an historic wonderland situated more than 25 miles east of Martha’s Vineyard. Its distance from the mainland makes it a desirable place to escape.  Tourists and preservationists alike are drawn to the island’s well-preserved stock of late 17 th century and early 18th century buildings, cobblestone streets, historic gardens, natural cranberry bogs, and miles of pristine beaches. Nantucket is also a prime destination for students and professors of astronomy.

The small, remote island is only accessible by boat or airplane, and can be easily navigated by bicycle and on foot.  Bicycles are available for rental, and Nantucket also has an affordable public bus system.

It is an idyllic and ideal place to both study and experience historic preservation, and to learn and practice photogrammetry.  Please join us!

Registration is closed

* 3 credit hours of graduate coursework can be earned by completing the Photogrammetry Workshop, 3d Laser Scanning Workshop, and additional week of practice documenting a resource on the island using the skills acquired in the workshops. Special Topics in Cultural Heritage Conservation applications


Since workshops and conferences fill quickly, please sign up as early as possible. If you need to withdraw from an event, you must inform the organizer in writing via email sarah_m_jackson@nps.gov or fax (318) 356-9119.

Cancellations more than 30 days prior to an event will be fully refunded less a $30 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations within 30 days of the event, but funds may be credited towards a future Friends of NCPTT event. If the Friends of NCPTT must cancel an event, you may choose a full refund of the registration fee or a credit for a future Friends of NCPTT event.

Cancellations for the 3D Imaging Field School are handled solely by the University of Florida. Contact mhylton@ufl.edu, Morris Hylton III, for cancellation instructions.

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July 16, 2018
July 20, 2018
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Sarah Marie Jackson
(318) 356-7444


Preservation Institute Nantucket
Sherburne Hall, 11 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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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