Madaen Saleh Al Khuraymat, Saudi Arabia

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Project NameMadaen Saleh Al Khuraymat
CountrySaudi Arabia
Spatial DataDownload (Links to all available data types will be emailed)
Point Cloud Viewer
Data Bounds (approx.)

Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial1.2 GB GBPanasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 CAVEcam
Data Derivatives1 GB GBCaveCam Not available
Site DescriptionMadain Saleh is the southernmost outpost of the Nabateans; these tombs are from the first century, CE. KAUST arranged this CAVEcam expedition as part of a training session conducted by Dick Ainsworth, Tom DeFanti, and Dan Sandin, for KAUST Visualization Lab team members. This image shows a group of tombs carved from the sandstone in a cul-de-sac. Note the partially finished tomb, carved from the top down.
Project DescriptionDigital cameras are used to capture images in full stereo surround for use in virtual reality systems. These images can cover any field of view, including 360 degree by 180 degree spherical panoramas. Two photographic cylinders are created with identical dimensions, capturing the perspective as seen from each eye position. When these cylinders are mapped to a spherical surface, full stereo in all directions is achieved. This technique allows photographic imaging to create the virtual environment itself. The complete stereo image that is created by this technique can be viewed in any direction that is supported by the virtual reality system design.
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Collection Date2011-04-11 to 2011-04-14
Publication Date2022-05-04
License TypeCC BY-NC-ND
ContributorsDick Ainsworth , Tom DeFanti , Dan Sandin
Site AuthorityN/A
Dick Ainsworth , Tom DeFanti , Dan Sandin 2022: Madaen Saleh Al Khuraymat - Photogrammetry - Terrestrial , Data Derivatives . Collected by . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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