Unesco World Heritage Center
Dougga is an ancient Roman city in northern Tunisia, included in a 65 hectare archaeological site.
UNESCO qualified Dougga as a World Heritage Site in 1997, believing that it represents “the best-preserved Roman town in North Africa”. The site lies in the middle of the countryside.
The impressive ruins that are visible today give some idea of the resources of a small Roman town on the fringes of the empire. These ruins of a complete city with all its components are a testimony to more than 17 centuries of history. They are an outstanding example illustrating the synthesis between different cultures: Numidian, Punic, Hellenistic, and Roman.
Lidar for Cultural Heritage
Objects that were recorded have historical value and can be counted in the branch of cultural heritage application of laser scanning. Three dimensional laser scanners have developed and brought whole new idea to the capturing, preservation and study of historical and cultural heritage.
UNPARALLELED DETAILED GEOMETRY
We transform point cloud data, probe data and imported photographs into textured 3D polygon meshes for use in manufacturing, analysis, design, entertainment, archeology and analysis.
Beside several other devices we employ long-range LIDAR devices that reach for about 300m. We offer a ranging error from ± 2mm.
The small temple & other area
Our application for a permit to capture several parts of the archaeological site was permitted, so we got the chance to freely move around the town for three days.
We took a few hundred LIDAR probes, HDRI Images as well as 3.400 reference and texture photos.