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Transforming Heritage Stewardship

Mapping, Modelling and Monitoring

The threats to heritage in many parts of the world are acute, but the opportunities to document, share, educate and experience heritage have never been greater. Digital technology is not just transforming documentation, but how we interpret its significance; how it is shared and how it can inspire us.

4DHeritage through LSN Ltd has worked on pioneering virtual reality models and experiences for heritage sites in the UK, Mali, Zanzibar and more recently Egypt.

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4D Heritage

mCubed: Mapping, Modelling, Monitoring

4D Heritage is re-imagining the heritage experience, pioneering the use of agile, non-invasive technology to monitor and document fragile ecosystems and endangered sites. By these means we are opening up new avenues of research, involving local community outreach, education and advocacy.

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4D Digital Imaging Services

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Building local capacity and leaders for tomorrow

We work with leading Universities to run local training courses in digital heritage, conservation and management.

For the latest training course developed in collaboration with the Centre for International Learning and Leadership see: 

Young Omanis as Digital Heritage Curators: 

An online training programme for next generation leaders in community-based heritage education

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Creating Virtual Reality Experiences

Immersive reality for advocacy, public outreach, training and education

Virtual reality (VR)  can create compelling and interactive reconstructions. It can also play a valuable role in both induction training for professionals through to a richer classroom experience for school children.

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Augmented Reality

Fusing the virtual with the real

Augmented Reality (AR ) provides a unique opportunity to blend digital content with the real world, overlaying critical information for conservation, heritage management and visitor experience.

With developments in browser technology, millions of Android and iOS devices are now able to provide augmented reality experiences.

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Geospatial Mapping

Data Capture

Approaches include:

  1. Visible image capture with both a standard and compact drone, using enhanced ground control points - improving the agility and speed of data capture.

  2. LIDAR and terrestrial laser scanning - for increased accuracy.

  3. Immersive 360 Imaging to provide contextual / situational awareness at the site.

  4. Multispectral imaging to reveal items of importance invisible to the naked eye, such as IR for damp, heat loss and vegetation growth

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Visualising in 3D

3D models can be brought to life as 3D prints, rendered either in virtual or augmented reality, bringing together the digital and the physical worlds.

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Structural or Environmental 

Looking for changes

Structures and ecosystems change. Visualising how they have changed in the past, to how they might change in the future, can provide important insights into the immediate challenges and opportunities for their management, ensuring their resilience in the future.

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An innovative and potentially transformational approach to the challenge of engaging the different stakeholders in protecting, experiencing and celebrating our shared heritage.

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