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Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), located at the University of Arkansas, focuses on research, education, and outreach related to geoinformatics and geomatics. Specific areas of research in these fields include GIS, geospatial analysis and modeling, high density survey, enterprise spatial databases, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, and geospatial data and model interoperability. CAST's research efforts involve new approaches to spatial data as well as the development of new methodologies for analysis of these data.

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3D Scanning and Documentation of Rockart Features on Petroglyph Trail at Chaco Culture National Historical Park

  • High Resolution Documentation of Rock Art Panel 11 on Petroglyph Trail (2011)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 376076] Angie Payne. Katie Simon.

    A portion of Rock Art Panel 11 located along Petroglyph Trail was documented with the Breuckmann SmartScan HE. While there are numerous examples of rock art on the cliff wall that lines Petroglyph trail, this panel was chosen for documentation primarily because of ease of access to the panel and because of the quality and variety of figures and motifs present in the rock art. The panel is somewhat divided by a natural vertical ledge that passes through the middle of the motifs. Documentation...

  • 3D Survey and Documentation of Puerte´ Del Sol monolith (Gateway of the Sun) in Tiwanaku, Bolivia using the Konica Minolta VIVID 9i (2006)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391607] Adam Barnes.

    The Puerte´ Del Sol (Gateway of the Sun) is a large stone monolith at the archaeological site Tiwanaku in Bolivia. The gateway is believed to have been used to mark calendrical cycles. It was found inside the large Kalasasaya monument. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas scanned the engraved frieze (top front portion) of the stone monolith. CAST researchers used a Konica Minolta VIVID 9i to collect scan data. Visit YouTube to view a fly-through of...

  • Huayna Picchu Survey with the Optech ILRIS-3D (2005)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391547] Angie Payne.

    Huayna Picchu is a large mountain that rises over Machu Picchu, on the north side of the site. The mountain's summit is terraced, and supports several structures. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of Huayna Picchu in 2005. CAST researchers completed two long range scans of the mountain top and its ruins from a single vantage point. The original scan files and a merged point cloud data set are provided here. Visit...

  • Machu Picchu Site Survey with Optech ILRIS 3D (2005)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391546] Angie Payne. Fredrick Limp.

    Machu Picchu is a dramatic, UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site associated with the Incan Empire in Peru. Built in the 15th century, the site consists of 200 structures and hundreds of stone terraces constructed atop steep mountain ridges. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of Machu Picchu in 2005. CAST researchers completed a site-wide survey, which provides the user with a sense of what it is like to be at Machu...

  • Supplemental Survey of the Putuni monument in Tiwanaku, Bolivia using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2006)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391595] Adam Barnes.

    The Putuni is one of the large stone monuments in the monumental core at the archaeological site Tiwanaku, Bolivia. It is located west of the large Kalasasaya monument. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the Putuni with the Optech ILRIS-3D scanner. CAST researchers completed a survey in 2005. The scan files from the 2005 survey are available at the following tDAR URL: https://core.tdar.org/sensory-data/391585....

  • Supplemental Survey of the Templete´ (Semi Subterranean Temple) in Tiwanaku, Bolivia using the Optech ILRIS 3D (2006)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391593] Adam Barnes.

    The Templete´ is a sunken temple at the archaeological site of Tiwanaku in Bolivia. The structure is notable for a series of unique carved stone heads. It is located east of the larger kalasasaya monument in Tiwanaku. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University or Arkansas conducted a high density survey of the temple in 2005. The scans from the 2005 survey are available at the following tDAR URL: https://core.tdar.org/sensory-data/391586. CAST researchers acquired...

  • Survey of Capitoline Temple, Ostia, Italy using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2007)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391602] Malcolm Williamson. Caitlin Stevens.

    The Capitoline Temple (Capitoleum) is a large structure measuring 35 x 15.5 meters at the archaeological site Ostia, Italy. It was built during the reign of Hadrian around 120 AD. The temple's remains are located at the north end of Ostia's forum in Regio1. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted a high density survey of the Capitoleum in 2007. CAST researchers scanned the structure with the Optech ILRIS 3D scanner. The original scan files and...

  • Survey of Case´ Giardino in Ostia, Italy using the Optech ILRIS 3D (2007)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391600] Malcolm Williamson. Caitlin Stevens.

    The Case´ Giardino, also known as the Garden Houses, are large structural complexes at the archaeological site Ostia, Italy. The Garden Houses were likely built as a luxurious residential complex. Through time, the houses' uses changed. The complex is located in Regio III, Insula IX within Ostia. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted partial high density surveys of the Case´ Giardino in 2007. CAST researchers surveyed the complex with the Optech...

  • Survey of Conjunto 16, Room 1, Machu Picchu using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391569] Katie Simon.

    Conjunto 16, room 1 is a structure located in the Western Urban Sector of the world-renowned archaeological site Machu Picchu, in Peru. Room 1 lies east of the Sacred Plaza and open terraces. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of Conjunto rooms as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field school, students acquired the 3D survey data while learning about different mapping and documentation standards. CAST...

  • Survey of Conjunto 16, Room 4, Machu Picchu with the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391568] Katie Simon.

    Conjunto 16, room 4 is a structure located in the Western Urban Sector of the world-renowned archaeological site Machu Picchu, in Peru. Room 4 sits just to the east of the Sacred Plaza and open terraces. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of Conjunto rooms as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field school, students acquired the 3D survey data while learning about different mapping and documentation...

  • Survey of Intiwatana, Machu Picchu using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391570] Katie Simon.

    The Intiwatana (the hitching post of the sun) is a large carved stone located in the Sacred District of Machu Picchu, in Peru. The stone is thought to have served as a calendar. Its four corners are oriented to the four cardinal directions, and its shadows can be used to measure both equinoxes and solstices. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the Intiwatana as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field...

  • Survey of the House of the Charioteers, Ostia, Italy using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2007)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391597] Malcolm Williamson. Caitlin Stevens.

    The House of the Charioteers is a structure located on the western edge of the archaeological site Ostia, Italy. The house is named for the paintings of charioteers that are visible throughout the structure. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted partial high density surveys of the House of the Charioteers in 2007. CAST researchers surveyed the housed with the Optech ILRIS 3D scanner. The original scan files and the final registered point cloud...

  • Survey of the Kalasasaya monument, Tiwanaku, Bolivia using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2005)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391584] Angie Payne.

    The Kalasasaya is a raised courtyard located in the monumental core of Tiwanaku, Bolivia. This large courtyard is over 100 meters long. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted a high density survey of the Kalasasaya in 2005. CAST researchers surveyed the courtyard with the Optech ILRIS-3D scanner. The original scan files and merged point cloud are provided here. Visit YouTube to view a fly-through of the 3D scan of the Kalasasaya:...

  • Survey of the Main (Principal) Temple at Machu Picchu using Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391548] Katie Simon.

    The main (or principle) temple at the world-renowned archaeological site Machu Picchu is a rectangular structure with three standing walls. The temple is located north of the site's sacred square. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the main temple as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field school, students acquired the 3D survey data with the Optech ILRIS 3D while learning about different mapping and...

  • Survey of the Putuni monument in Tiwanaku, Bolivia using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2005)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391585] Angie Payne.

    The Putuni is one of the large stone monuments in the monumental core at the archaeological site Tiwanaku, Bolivia. It is located west of the large Kalasasaya monument. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the Putuni with the Optech ILRIS-3D scanner. CAST researchers completed a survey in 2005. The scan files from the 2005 survey are provided here. CAST completed another survey in 2006. The original scan files from...

  • Survey of the Temple of the Condor, Machu Picchu with the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391567] Katie Simon.

    The Temple of the Condor is a structure the forms the shape of a condor at the archaeological site Machu Picchu, in Peru. The temple is a combination of Inca stone masonry (a stone carved in the shape of a bird head and neck) and natural formations (two upright, unaltered stones in the shape of bird wings), which combine to resemble a condor. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the Temple of the Condor as part of a UCLA...

  • Survey of the Temple of the Sun, Machu Picchu with the Optech ILRIS-3D (2009)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391571] Katie Simon.

    The Temple of the Sun is a monument at the world-renowned archaeological site of Machu Picchu, in Peru. The structure is believed to be an astronomical observatory used to mark the winter solstice. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted high density surveys of the Temple of the Sun as part of a UCLA field school in 2009. During the field school, students acquired the 3D survey data while learning about different mapping and documentation...

  • Survey of the Templete´ (Semi Subterranean Temple) in Tiwanaku, Bolivia using the Optech ILRIS-3D (2005)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391586] Angie Payne.

    The Templete´ is a sunken temple at the archaeological site of Tiwanaku in Bolivia. The structure is notable for a series of unique carved stone heads. It is located east of the larger Kalasasaya monument in Tiwanaku. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University or Arkansas conducted a high density survey of the Templete´ in 2005. The scans from the 2005 survey are provided here. CAST researchers acquired supplemental scans of this temple in 2006. The scans from the...

  • Survey of Villa Arianna, Stabiae, Italy using the Z+F 5006i (2010)
    SENSORY DATA [ID: 391596] Adam Barnes.

    The Villa Arianna is a structural complex located at the archaeological site Stabiae, Italy. The villa is renowned for its frescoes. The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas conducted a high density survey of the Villa Arianna in 2010. The survey focused on the garden floor and the adjoining rooms. The original scan files and registered point cloud are available here. Visit YouTube to view a fly-through of CAST's 3D scan of the Villa Arianna:...

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