Short Guide: Applied Digital Documentation in the Historic Environment

Discover how a broad range of data capture techniques can be applied to the recording, analysis, conservation and visualisation of the historic environment.

This short guide looks at different data capture techniques that can be used in the analysis, recording, conservation and visualisation of historic objects, sites and landscapes in their present condition.

The document includes case studies that outlines the uses and applications of potentially vast, multi-layered datasets. Each section within the guide will present best practices, as well as fundamental principles that will assist those looking to undertake digital documentation.

Two of the case studies in the Short Guide are 3D models that can be viewed by downloading the accompanying app:

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