[Humanist] 23.318 recommendations for field laser scanners?

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Thu Sep 24 07:24:04 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 318.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:11:51 +0100
        From: Dan O'Donnell <daniel.odonnell at ULETH.CA>
        Subject: Field Laser Scanning

Hi all,

For a grant application, I need to submit quotes on field laser 
scanning. We need to scan the Bewcastle, Ruthwell, and perhaps Brussels 
crosses to a very high degree of detail. Ruthwell is in a church, 
Bewcastle exposed in a field, and Brussels in a cathedral treasury. 
Ruthwell and Bewcastle are stone and around 15 feet tall; Brussels is 
partially gilt, and a couple of feet tall at most. We may use a 
different technique on Brussels.

In the past we've used Archaeoptics, but my understanding is that they 
are now defunct. We also have had quotes from the CNS in Pisa. Does 
anybody have other recommendations? Obviously vendors in the U.K. would 
be obvious choices, but our experience is that the travel costs are not 
the largest part of the expense and that vendors on the continent can 
compete with British vendors quite well.

I greatly appreciate any suggestions!

Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Associate Professor of English
University of Lethbridge

Chair and CEO, Text Encoding Initiative (http://www.tei-c.org/)
Co-Chair, Digital Initiatives Advisory Board, Medieval Academy of America
President-elect (English), Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (http://sdh-semi.org/)
Founding Director (2003-2009), Digital Medievalist Project (http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/)

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