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Creating a digital twin of Cistercian landscapes.

Last Updated on 25th April 2022

In 2020, Professor Mona Hess, head of ‘Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation’ at the University of Bamberg, was invited to create digital twins of 2 historic gardens in the Franconian region of Germany. She and PHD student  Carla Ferreyra visited the gardens in October 2020 and with approximately 3 hectares of land to cover, they needed a scanner that was quick, lightweight with rapid data acquisition. They chose GeoSLAMs ZEB Horizon with the ZEB Pano and were able to complete the scans in just 3.5 hours. 

The results of the scan are being used to educate Professor Hess’ students and to extract 2D information such as orthophotos. In addition, Professor Hess was able to create a series of videos for Youtube, to raise awareness of the historic gardens.