Underwater GPS and Photogrammetry

Where am I? Trying to scan underwater sites such as submerged landscapes or very broken wrecks often results in becoming hopelessly lost. Add into the mix the vision limiting experience of low visibility and a difficult job gets a lot harder. When on a sightseeing dive disorientation can be frustrating as you fin around missing Read more about Underwater GPS and Photogrammetry[…]

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[…]

Decimating the Model – the V83

Scapa Processing Continues What seems like an age ago we were in Scapa Flow diving from the good ship MV Valkyrie. Some of the models were completed on board – like the discovery of a German Pinnace whereas others such as the UB 116 took a little longer. Near the end of the list of wrecks to process is the Read more about Decimating the Model – the V83[…]

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[…]

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[…]

The NDAC Diver Attractions Model

Regular visitors to the News section may remember that Simon Brown (Deep3D) and Marcus Blatchford had a very informal project running to map as much of the National Diving & Activity Centre as they could. If you want to read more about how the model was created, do please read on. But if the model is all you Read more about The NDAC Diver Attractions Model[…]

Digital Elevation Models Revisited

The Model Digital Elevation Models (DEM) are one of the outputs photogrammetry delivers. They are (almost) free, as long as you have GPS data (Latitude, longitude and depth) for known points then orientating and generating a view of the undulations of the scan is straightforward. The SS Gwladmena was scanned back in August 2016. At Read more about Digital Elevation Models Revisited[…]

Deep3D and the Coronation Virtual Trail

Spring 2016 saw Deep3D collaborating and contributing to a ground-breaking project – the Coronation Wreck Virtual Dive Trail. The association with the Coronation site and the licensees was long-standing, with both traditional photography and 3D photogrammetry work already completed so when it came to commissioning the work MAST turned to Deep3D. However, the whole site Read more about Deep3D and the Coronation Virtual Trail[…]

Mixing Datasets – Photogrammetry and Multibeam

The one nagging thought while scanning is “Did I get enough overlap?”. No overlap of points and the scan data just won’t build into a single, seamless model. For anyone scanning topside data the opportunity to reshoot the missing images can be straightforward, but with shipwrecks its not so easy. The distances involved, boat availability Read more about Mixing Datasets – Photogrammetry and Multibeam[…]

Digital Elevation Models

Next year sees the start of a little project run by The Shipwreck Project to find the missing pieces in a great story involving a Second World War single seat fighter that crashed in Weymouth Bay. We know the date and the fate of the pilot – he bailed out and was rescued – but we do Read more about Digital Elevation Models[…]