3D Laser Mapping Workshop for Archaeology and Heritage Sectors

Nottingham, UK, 05 February 2013 3D Laser Mapping has announced the latest in a series of free, application specific workshops designed to promote a new range of innovative, hand-held 3D laser scanners. Aimed at potential users of the Mantis Vision imager from within the Archaeological and Heritage sectors, the workshop will take place on the 14 March, 2013 at the Creswell Crags Limestone Gorge and Cave Systems near Sheffield. The one day showcase event will feature product demonstrations including documenting Britains only known Ice Age rock art and recording a variety of interesting bones from the Museums collection of more than 50,000 rare and unusual objects.

The MVC-F5 is ideally suited to the exacting requirements of users within the archaeological and heritage sectors, commented event organiser Charlie Whyman of Nottingham based 3D Laser Mapping, distributor of the F5 in the UK, South Africa and Australia. She continued, Its small, light, easy to use and can be used in any lighting condition. It can capture highly detailed site data as well as accurately recording the smallest artefacts without the need to touch potentially delicate or sensitive assets.

This event, and subsequent themed workshops, will provide potential users with an introduction to the concepts of 3D scanning, together with a thorough understanding of the benefits of the hand-held imager. Delegates will have the opportunity to get hands on with the F5 and learn from experts and peers from within their sector.

The Mantis Vision MVC-F5 is the only 3D imager specifically designed to meet the stringent demands of field use, operating at speed to capture millimetre-accurate measurements in seconds. It can be used on the move and is even covert; silent to operate and using infrared light that is naked to the visible eye. The F5 is ideally suited for use in complex and changing environments, where its size and speed of operation can be critical to a projects success.

Demanding field users benefit from its rugged design and an easy to use interface makes it ideal for those with little or no experience of laser scanning. The collected data is compatible with common applications and content creation software, and the captured images can be quickly analysed with tools for measuring, triangulation and surface creation.

The latest workshop will take place on the 14th March 2013 at Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre conveniently located just five miles from Junction 30 of the M1. The one-day event includes training materials and onsite refreshments and is free to attend; however advance registration is required and places are strictly limited. For further information email charlie.whyman@3dlasermapping. com or call 01949 838004.


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3D Laser Mapping is a global developer of laser scanning solutions for sectors such as mapping, mining and manufacturing. 3D Laser Mapping specialises in integrating laser scanning hardware with their own software and peripherals to create solutions at the cutting edge of technology. Through a worldwide network of distributors 3D Laser Mapping is able to provide frontline support and service for a growing international client base. For further information see www.3dlasermapping.com

The MVC-F5 is a handheld system that can be used in virtually any lighting condition and in temperatures from -10 to +50 degrees Centigrade, making it ideal for use in a wide variety of environments. Weighing just 1.7 kilograms the scanner can easily be held in the hand and used in hard to reach or cluttered spaces. The F5 can achieve data accuracies of up to 0.5 millimetres operating at ranges of up to 4.5 metres with a wide field of view and an exposure time of less than 0.001 of a second.

Mantis Vision developed the first 3D laser scanner for non-expert field users. Since its foundation in 2005, Mantis Vision has been actively developing content creation tools and new technologies throughout the 3D field. With a client base around the globe, Mantis Vision has maintained a continuous cultivation of 3D products tailored to the requirements of the security and defence industries. Using proprietary core technology, they have actualized the handheld 3D camera, which clients use for automatic, accurate 3D modelling of highly cluttered or dynamic scenes. For further information see www.mantis-vision.com