25 November 2010

Nottingham Caves Survey



The Nottingham Caves Survey is the first part of the Caves of Nottingham Regeneration Project (CoNoRP). This is a two-and-a-half year project funded by the Greater Nottingham Partnership, East Midlands Development Agency, English Heritage, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council.
The project intends to take a fresh look at Nottingham’s caves and encourage the City and its visitors to appreciate the caves for the unique historical resource they are.
The Nottingham Caves Survey will build on the work of British Geological Survey in the 1980s. The BGS Register of Caves (still available from the BGS) documented all known caves in Nottingham. We will revisit all caves listed in the Register and update the information about those caves. See more;

All caves that can be physically accessed will be surveyed with a 3D laser scanner, producing a full measured record of the caves in three dimensions. This ‘point cloud’ of millions of individual survey points can be cut and sliced into plans and sections, ‘flown through’ in short videos, and examined in great detail either on the web through the TruView Internet Explorer plug-in or on a fixed PC with suitable software.
One of the major goals of the project is to assess the archaeological importance of Nottingham’s caves. Some are currently scheduled monuments and are of great local and national importance. Some are pub cellars and may seem less vital to the history of the City.

(Esp) The Nottingham Caves Survey es la primera parte del proyecto de regeneracion de las cuevas de Nottingham. Uno de los principales objetivos del proyecto es evaluar su importancia arqueológica. Se pretende dar una nueva mirada a estas cuevas para fomentar el turismo y poder apreciar este historico y maravilloso lugar.
"Trent & Peak Archaeology" y "The University of Nottingham" están revisando y actualizando todos los estudios que se hicieron de las cuevas que se hicieron en 1980 por el "British Geological Survey"
En todas aquellas que se puede acceder fisicamente son examinadas con un escáner láser 3D, haciendo un registro de medidas  completo en tres dimensiones. La "nube de puntos" de millones de puntos individuales que realiza el escaner, posteriormente se puede cortar en rodajas,  planos y  secciones para 'volar a través' de vídeos de corta duración. Se puede examinar con gran detalle tanto en la web a través de la TruView Internet Explorer plug-in o en un PC fijo con el software adecuado.











Dr David Walker of the Nottingham Caves Survey with the Leica HDS6100 laser scanner. This instrument captures up to 500000 survey points per second.