Survey of Case´ Giardino in Ostia, Italy using the Optech ILRIS 3D

Creator(s): Malcolm Williamson; Caitlin Stevens

Year: 2007


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 ILRIS 3D scanner. The original scan files and the final registered point cloud are provided here.

Visit YouTube to view a fly-through of the 3D scan of the Case´ Giardino:

Cite this Record

Survey of Case´ Giardino in Ostia, Italy using the Optech ILRIS 3D. Malcolm Williamson, Caitlin Stevens. Fayetteville, AR: Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies. 2007 ( tDAR id: 391600) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89C6Z85


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Survey Date (start):

Mar 14, 2007

Survey Date (end):

Mar 16, 2007


Mostly sunny, windy

Scanner Details:

Optech ILRIS-3D, Serial No:10162, meters

Company Name:

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies

Turntable Used:


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:


Number of Scans:


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Description of Final Datasets for Archive:

Original scans (unedited) in e57 format (Note: Some are not included in the final registration), transformation matrices for each scan, Registered point cloud in ASCII NOTE: All scans were aqcuired for the Case Giardino from a lift boom which provided the necessary vantage points to aqcuire data for most of the structure's tall walls. However, as a result of the windy conditions during the survey and the subsequent movement of the scanner/lift boom, there is movement evidenced in most of the scans. The easiest way to spot this movement is to look for an unnatural ripple or wave pattern in the dataset. This pattern is not always consistent and can appear to varying degrees within and between sans. Prior to registration all scans were edited to remove extraneous data. The edited scans were imported into Polyworks IMAlign (and gridded) and then registered. Only 31 of the 45 scans were used in the final registered dataset. The transformation matrices from the edited scans were exported and are provided here with the original, unedited scans. The final registered point cloud has also been provided as a single ASCII file.

Spatial Coverage

min long: 12.245; min lat: 41.709 ; max long: 12.327; max lat: 41.753 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Malcolm Williamson

Contributor(s): Caitlin Stevens

Principal Investigator(s): Jack Cothren

Project Director(s): David Fredrick

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
giardino.jpg 244.03kb Oct 14, 2013 Oct 14, 2013 10:05:31 AM Public
View of the Case Giardino dataset (intensity values displayed) 927.33mb Aug 6, 2014 7:22:53 AM Public