Bascilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

General Attributes
Project NameBascilica of Santa Croce in Florence
Spatial DataComing Soon
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - TerrestrialNot availableLeica BLK 360 v1 Time of Flight Scanner
Photogrammetry - TerrestrialNot availableNikon D610 DSLR
Site Description Florence As It Was has multiple aims within its broad goal of recreating selected structures in the city as they appeared in the year 1500. The pointclouds and photogrammetric models we build certainly serve their purposes as visual portals into the past, but the translations of early modern descriptions, transcriptions of contemporary documents, and the creation of a database of people, places, and things weaves these images into layers of information that help us interpret what we see. Intended as a study tool (as opposed to a substitution for the real thing), this project provides users with a combination of the type of original source materials that historians of art and architecture in particular typically use when crafting scholarly works. Its multi-variances routinely force us to make choices and adhere to a list of priorities as we go. We have progressed deliberately and with an eye toward posting the most original portions of our work first, and then filling in the gaps later on. We have concentrated much of our attention on the physically and politically challenging work of securing permissions, traveling to Florence, and then using state-of-the-art technology to scan the most important structures in the city before editing and modeling those scans so that they reflect accurately the dimensions and color patterns of those buildings.
Project Descriptionfrom Wikipedia: The Basilica di Santa Croce (Italian for 'Basilica of the Holy Cross') is a minor basilica and the principal Franciscan church of Florence, Italy. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 metres southeast of the Duomo, on what was once marshland beyond the city walls. Being the burial place of some of the most notable Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini, it is also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories (Tempio dell'Itale Glorie).
Additional InformationLearn more
Collection Date2022-02-17 to 2022-02-17
Publication Date2023-12-30
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
ContributorsGeorge Bent , David Pfaff , Micky Brown
PartnersFlorence As It Was
Site AuthorityN/A
George Bent , David Pfaff , Micky Brown 2023: Bascilica of Santa Croce in Florence - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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