Dig It! 2015

ACCORD were at the Dig It! 2015 website launch on Saturday at the lovely setting of Rouken Glen- did we see you there?

We had a grand old time (it certainly beat the rugby…). It was great to be amongst the first to see the beautifully designed and engaging website (check it out here), to find out what other worthwhile work is being produced by community groups and colleagues, and to talk to curious weekenders out and about in the park. Plus I am particularly pleased with my freebie bright pink T-shirt, which were going like hotcakes!

Dig It! 2015 will be the year of archaeology and is being co-ordinated by two charities – the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland. At the heart of the festival is the ethos Archaeology is for everyone, and there will be a series of exciting educational and participatory events taking place across the whole length and breadth of Scotland.

At the heart of ACCORD is the belief that archaeology is not just for everyone, but is increasingly made by everyone– especially with the accessibility and ubiquity of digital technology today.

Here is a photogrammetic 3D model produced using photographs taken on an iphone of a blown-over bench in the walled garden at Rouken Glen by the ACCORD team and some willing volunteers. Thank you to the ranger who gave us special access to this area on the day! Only 30 photos were taken walking around the object at various angles, some close-up/ others further away, which were then processed using Agisoft-Photoscan software. If you’re out and about, have a go yourself!

3D model generated using Agisoft Photoscan

3D model generated using Agisoft Photoscan

crop of bench x3 crop of bench

We also attempted a more ambitious 3D model of the whole walled garden by walking around he perimeter- however,  I need more of your photos! If you are reading this and took part in our wee experiment please get in touch and I will stitch them into my incomplete version…AND watch this space!

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