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Survey of Villa Arianna, Stabiae, Italy using the Z+F 5006i

Creator(s): Adam Barnes

Year: 2010

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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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Cite this Record

Survey of Villa Arianna, Stabiae, Italy using the Z+F 5006i. Adam Barnes. Fayetteville, AR: Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies. 2010 ( tDAR id: 391596) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8X92C5M


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Survey Date (start):

Jun 17, 2010

Survey Date (end):

Jun 21, 2010


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Scanner Details:

Zoller+Frohlich (Z+F) Imager 5006i, Serial No: 1035, mm

Company Name:

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, Adam Barnes

Turntable Used:


RGB Data Capture Information:

NA. Color information was not acquired for the scans however intensity data is automatically acquired with the Z+F.

Data Resolution:


Number of Scans:


Control Data Filename:


Planimetric Map Filename:


Description of Final Datasets for Archive:

Original scans (filtered in Z+F Laser Control) in e57 format, transformation matrices for each scan from Polyworks, Registered point cloud in ASCII. NOTE: All scans were initially filtered in Z+F Laser Control using standard recommended filters (mixed pixel filter, single pixel filter, and intensity filter - all with default settings) to remove floating data points. Next, the filtered scans were imported into Polyworks IMAlign (and gridded) and then co-registered to one another. The transformation matrices have been exported and are provided here with the original filtered scans (prior to registration). The final registered point cloud has also been provided as a single ASCII file.


Spatial Coverage

min long: 14.456; min lat: 40.673 ; max long: 14.514; max lat: 40.718 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Adam Barnes

Field Director(s): David Fredrick

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
Stabia2010_01.jpg 1.42mb Jun 21, 2010 Oct 8, 2013 2:40:32 PM Public
The west end of the garden surface
Stabia2010_02.jpg 1.50mb Jun 17, 2010 Oct 8, 2013 2:40:34 PM Public
Scanning the east end of the garden surface
Stabia2010_03.jpg 1.63mb Jun 19, 2010 Oct 8, 2013 2:40:34 PM Public
Adam Barnes setting up the Z+F scanner at the southwest corner of the garden
Stabia2010_04.jpg 1.37mb Jun 21, 2010 Oct 8, 2013 2:40:34 PM Public
Setting up the scanner in one of the adjoining rooms located west of the garden surface
Stabia2010_05.JPG 4.36mb Jun 18, 2010 Oct 8, 2013 2:40:34 PM Public
Scanning the west end of the garden surface
Stabia2010_06.JPG 6.50mb Jun 18, 2010 Oct 8, 2013 2:40:35 PM Public
Scanning the central portion of the garden surface
Stabia2010_07.JPG 6.59mb Jun 18, 2010 Oct 8, 2013 2:40:35 PM Public
Scanning the portico on the west end of the garden 6,865.26mb Oct 31, 2013 11:46:22 AM Public
Due to the physical size of this Zip, it may not be openable on all machines... especially some versions of OS X. It does, however open in windows
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America