Capturing and Visualizing Public Art for the Greater Good Prototype: Ted Egri’s Flight of Wind

Authors: Jeffrey Young*, LizardTech
Topics: Cultural Geography, Field Methods, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: Public Art, Point Clouds, Digital Asset Management and Urban Modeling.
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Galvez, , Marriott, 5th Floor
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Public Art Assets have, and will remain a significant part of the fabric of urban landscapes. Some symbolize a place, where others memorialize an event or individual(s) from our collective past. A prototype for the systematic capture, processing, distribution, and visualization using point LiDAR derived clouds will be presented. Capture was accomplished using a terrestrial LiDAR scanner from multiple points of view. Public art presents special challenges as each asset can be complex and in many ways unique. Modeling these art forms to scale and in the geographic context of the setting may pose capture and visualization obstacles. The target of this prototype capture, Ted Egri's Flight of Wind in Taos, New Mexico, possess several geometric, scale and surface characteristics helpful for defining and broadening techniques to capture and visualizing public art for the greater good in cultural preservation, for education and to sustain historic artifacts of our past and for future users of public spaces, urban dwellers, urban modelers and those who value our cultural landscapes.

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