Preserving heritage sites through innovative interpretation.
Through interpretation; education.
Through education; appreciation.
Through appreciation; protection.
- Freeman Tilden
A new generation of interpretive tools have grown to be recognized as a must-have by heritage site managers. Innovation that allows off-site visitors to explore and freely interact with a heritage site, allowing visitors to learn at ones own pace, relating through ones own interests. We have identified the qualities required for a more immersive exploration, an experience that can build audience appreciation and ultimately greater support for your site.
We have developed state-of-the art methods to produce our interpretive tools. First, an unusually rich information set is recorded, resulting in a detailed snapshot of your site. Next, supporting information is gathered. Finally, the story of your heritage site is brought to life. Our goal is to preserve our at-risk heritage sites before they can be lost to history.
Historic Log Cabin
We also use 3D laser scanning to document heritage sites. Read this PDF to learn the benefits of this approach.
3D Laser Scanning for Heritage
How are sites digitally preserved?
A detailed and multi-faceted snapshot of the site is captured. Measurable 3D spatial information is collected using survey-grade laser scanning, photogrammetry, GPS, and other remote sensing tools. Specialized forms of photography are used for detailed 2D visualization, and photography can be used for the purpose of creating 3D models. Historic data in the form of text, drawings, photography, maps, public records, and oral history is collected. Research uncovers the pieces required to tell the whole story.
Process & Analyze
Next, collected information is processed and analyzed. Digital analysis tools provide a new look at information that was once hidden or fragmented. A new synthesis of old information can reveal new insights. A Geographic Information System can be created to hold and analyze spatial information. Analysis of remote sensing data can allow us to see objects and locations we could not see before. Together these components form the basis for many deliverables that can serve conservation and dissemination purposes for heritage sites.