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Machu Picchu Site Survey with Optech ILRIS 3D

Creator(s): Angie Payne ; Fredrick Limp

Year: 2005

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Summary

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 Picchu. However, the survey is not complete (There are holes in the data.). The original scan files and a merged point cloud are provided here.

Visit YouTube to view a fly-through of the 3D scan of Machu Picchu: http://youtu.be/NAwRwV6-BkY


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Cite this Record

Machu Picchu Site Survey with Optech ILRIS 3D. Angie Payne, Fredrick Limp. Fayetteville, AR: Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies. 2005 ( tDAR id: 391546) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8H70GPJ


URL: http://cast.uark.edu/


Object #:

Survey Date (start):

Jul 5, 2005

Survey Date (end):

Jul 8, 2005

Conditions:

Scans were acquired at dusk/nighttime to avoid having tourists in the final scan dataset

Scanner Details:

Optech ILRIS 3D, Serial No: 10162, meters

Company Name:

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies

Turntable Used:

No

RGB Data Capture Information:

NA. Color information was not acquired for the scans however intensity data is automatically acquired with the ILRIS 3D.

Data Resolution:

15

Number of Scans:

13

Control Data Filename:

NA

Planimetric Map Filename:

MP2005_plan_map.pdf

Description of Final Datasets for Archive:

Original scans (unedited, prior to registration) in e57 format, transformation matrices for each scan, Registered point cloud in ASCII


Sensory Data Image Information

Filename Description
MP2005_agricultural terraces.jpg View of agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu in 2005
MP2005_main_temple.jpg View of the Main (Principal) Temple at Machu Picchu
MP+Scanning_main_temple.jpg View of Optech ILRIS 3D scanning the Main Temple
MP2005_siteview1.jpg View of Machu Picchu site in 2005



Keywords


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1400 to 1500 (Time of occupation)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -72.606; min lat: -13.305 ; max long: -72.356; max lat: -13.103 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Angie Payne


File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
MP2005_agricultural_terraces.JPG 1.61mb Jul 11, 2005 Oct 1, 2013 12:38:16 PM Public
View of agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu in 2005
MP2005_main_temple.JPG 1.55mb Jul 7, 2005 Oct 1, 2013 12:38:23 PM Public
View of the Main (Principal) Temple at Machu Picchu
MP2005_scanning_main_temple.JPG 1.48mb Jul 7, 2005 Oct 1, 2013 12:38:24 PM Public
View of Optech ILRIS 3D scanning the Main Temple
MP2005_siteview1.JPG 1.73mb Jul 11, 2005 Oct 1, 2013 12:38:24 PM Public
View of Machu Picchu in 2005
MP_highres_data.jpg 707.83kb Oct 10, 2013 8:11:20 AM Public
Closeup of high resolution (3 cm) data from Machu Picchu site survey
MP_highres_data2.jpg 681.31kb Oct 10, 2013 8:11:21 AM Public
Closeup of high resolution (3 cm) data showing intensity values from Machu Picchu site survey
MP_allscans_topview_map.jpg 690.44kb Oct 10, 2013 8:14:31 AM Public
Top down view of data collected from the Machu Picchu site survey compared to 2D map of the site
Machu_Picchu_2005.zip 1,740.91mb Aug 6, 2014 8:03:35 AM Public
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