Photogrammetry Training

Time to Train For those who want to know more, Simon Brown of Deep3D is holding a photogrammetry training course. Organised in conjunction with Tim Clements and Vobster Quay Inland Diving the three day course will run from the 11th to the 13th of May. Three days discovering the basics of photogrammetry, discussion about cameras and Read more about Photogrammetry Training[…]

Drain the Pirate City

Pirate Port in the Press Published in this month’s BSAC SCUBA magazine is a four page account of how Jamaica’s Port Royal was scanned on behalf of MSP/National Geographic/Discovery Canada for the production of Drain the Sunken Pirate City. The programme now being broadcast on National Geographic Channel here in the UK. Port Royal is Read more about Drain the Pirate City[…]

Can We Take a Closer Look?

Deadlines and Detail Having masses of data is a double edged sword. Too little and your images won’t align or your models lack definition. Too much and processing time jumps exponentially. Its always a balancing act between a desire for detailed models and the time available. When The Thistlegorm Project team decided to launch the website on Read more about Can We Take a Closer Look?[…]

Bolt in the Bay – P47-D Crash Site

Background A few years back Grahame Knott of Deeper Dorset found the dispersed remains of an aircraft in Weymouth Bay. Over the years pieces of the jigsaw have come together, with pieces of information as diverse as component part numbers and an entry in the Portland War Diary (Held at the National Archives)  all adding up to Read more about Bolt in the Bay – P47-D Crash Site[…]

Project Thistlegorm – The Processing Begins

The Project The SS Thistlegorm is rated a world class wreck dive. But only a tiny fraction of the world can don SCUBA and pay the wreck a visit, so the Universities of Nottingham, Ain Shams and Alexandria have collaborated to digitally record the heritage beneath the waves. Funding for this work has been provided by Read more about Project Thistlegorm – The Processing Begins[…]

The Art of DEM

The Art of DEM For some reason, I am drawn to Digital Elevation Models (DEM). They express so much information in such an elegant way. Their creation does require embedding GPS data, but thats almost a given these days as its a straightforward exercise pulling points out of sonar. In simple terms, a DEM is Read more about The Art of DEM[…]

Geo Referencing the UB 116

Earlier this week Kevin Heath of Sula Diving kindly towed his side scan sonar fish past the remains of the UB 116, generating a very clear image of the wreck site: Relating the Model to the Planet With the GPS positions recorded in the sonar we can now extract a few key points and add them to Read more about Geo Referencing the UB 116[…]

Tidal Streams and Photogrammetry

A New Target Last week The Shipwreck Project surveyed and confirmed another sonar target. Before diving and upholding a long-held Project ritual, the lump was christened “The Block Of Cheese” on account of what it looked like on the sonar. Here’s a screen grab of what we were looking at: The Scan The target was quickly confirmed Read more about Tidal Streams and Photogrammetry[…]

Photogrammetry – Managing the Data

How much? Photogrammetry produces a lot of data. Here’s a walk-through of the kind of volume needed to create the High Seas Fleet pinnace found last month in Scapa Flow:- Volume of data by event From beginning to end we have:- Dive – 598 RAW files = 15.32Gb Initial processing – 598 derived JPEG images Read more about Photogrammetry – Managing the Data[…]

NDAC Orthophoto

Over the last week the NDAC model grew a little bit, with the BaE 146 aircraft joining the overall site (Thanks Marcus!). An updated model will be published soon. GPS Data Other progress included adding GPS data, using Google Earth to glean the latitude and longitude of the various buoys that mark the attractions. Depth was taken Read more about NDAC Orthophoto[…]