Medieval stone crosses in Leek – 3D models complete and published!

Medieval stone crosses in Leek – 3D models complete and published!

This Tuesday I presented the finished 3D models of three scheduled standing crosses in Leek town centre to the West Midlands Historic England office and Staffordshire Historic Environment Record. I’m pleased to say I can share the results on my blog, via Sketchfab, so click on the linksĀ  below to open them:

Scheduled stone crosses in Leek

Other interesting historic features on St Edward the Confessor Parish Church, Leek

Please note that these are low-resolution 3D models (200,000 faces). The original versions are of a much higher resolution, and are archived with Historic England.

All images and 3D content copyright: Historic England.


Geospatial conferences: ESRI UK and Geo Business 2016

May has been a very busy month for me – I’ve been attending and presenting at conferences up and down the country, so I’m catching up with my blogging this week with some of the geospatial industry conferences I attended a couple of weeks ago.

ESRI UK 2016

I went to ESRI UK 2016 on 17th May to find out about the latest developments from the company behind ArcGIS, and how they are bringing SfM photogrammetry and laser scanning into their platforms. It’s interesting to see how many programmes are moving into cloud-based formats, and the process of displaying and editing GIS data is being streamlined in their WebGIS. It will be interesting to trial the capabilities of Drone2Map – ESRI’s own SfM processing software to generate DTMs, currently on beta.

Geo Business 2016

I travelled back down to London two weeks ago to attend Geo Business – a major conference and geomatics expo, showcasing the latest new technologies and innovations for the geospatial sector. The conference was a great insight into how all of the techniques I am being trained in at Historic England can be used in different disciplines and industries other than in heritage.

I saw some very exciting demonstrations of new handheld mobile mapping solutions, and new software for the processing of laser scan data to a very high resolution (I must state I do not endorse any particular manufacturer of such equipment!). All in all, it was fascinating to find out the latest developments in these industries, and I’ll definitely be attending next year to see what new technologies are going to appear…

(photos will be uploaded soon!)