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DAG: 2-Day Photogrammetry Workshop

  • Samantha Thi Porter
13 June 2017 - 14 June 2017
Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden

The DAG is hosting 2-day skill development workshop on photogrammetry in collaboration with the Postdoc Community Group, June 13-14.

For more information see the abstract belwo. If you would like to register, please email Emma Slayton at e.r.slayton@arch.leidenuniv.nl

Limited spots are available, so sign up as soon as possible!

The workshop is intended as a comprehensive introduction to photogrammetry for archaeologists, and will include training in commonly used photogrammetry and mesh-editing software. The workshop is primarily organized for  postdocs at the Faculty of Archaeology and has a maximum of 15 participants, however we would like to open up any remaining available spots to PhD students.


An Introduction to Photogrammetry for Archaeologists -  by Samanth Thi Porter

Photogrammetry, also known as structure from motion, is a technique that can be used to create 3D models from digital photographs. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to photogrammetry and its many applications to the field of archaeology. Participants will learn to how to properly photograph subjects and process images into research-quality 3D models. Participants will be given step-by-step instruction in commonly used photogrammetry and mesh-editing software including Agisoft PhotoScan, VisualSFM, Meshlab, and Meshmixer. Topics covered will include but will not be limited to:

• How to capture images of different subjects (i.e. artifacts vs. excavation spaces)

• How to use proprietary and free software to create and edit 3D meshes

• How to extract orthographic images and digital elevation models in Agisoft PhotoScan

• How to organize and archive project files