3D–COFORM exhibition

3D-COFORM (Tools and Expertise for 3D Collection Formation) aims to advance the state-of-the-art in 3D digitisation and make 3D documentation an everyday practical choice for the Cultural Heritage sector.

To achieve these results, the project investigates business models for exploitation of 3D assets, workflow planning and guidelines for 3D documentation to enable 3D technologies to become everyday practice in Cultural Heritage.

The 3D-COFORM exhibition sets out to extend professional awareness of the 3D-COFORM project and the growing use of 3D to document and interpret Cultural Heritage. It demonstrates the range and versatility of the 3D technologies under development, discussing and illustrating the value of 3D reconstruction, whilst constructing interconnecting stories around the objects.

The exhibition is visually very strong, using high quality 2D and 3D images from the project to illustrate the use of 3D technology in scanning and modelling artefacts, archaeological sites and monuments. It is a visually rich and impressive display, gathering the results of a series of deployment experiments and creating reference packs of resources. The graphic panels provide a brief, eye-catching introduction to the project, acting as tasters for the more detailed information, images and short videos of artefacts, sites and technology available to search and explore on iPads.

By displaying content from the project at various levels of detail, the exhibition has been designed to appeal to a range of people, from the uninformed to the expert.

Leica Geosystems

With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyse, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyse easily, and visualise and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world.


Nikon Metrology NV – Archaeology iSpace

Nikon Metrology NV (a branch of the Nikon Corporation) will be exhibiting the new Archaeology iSpace recording system for archaeology.

Archaeology iSpace is the fastest and most accurate way to make excavation drawings. Simply use either of the handheld probes like a digital pencil to trace the perimeter of an archaeological feature to create a 3D drawing (with attributes) which can be immediately verified by the excavator before downloading into CAD or GIS.

Archaeology iSpace is based on an industrially-proven, metrology-grade tracking system which pinpoints the position of hand-held probes with sub-millimetre accuracy, up to 40 times per second.   It is just as useful for recording single point coordinate data such as the location of special finds, spot heights, photography positions, etc.

British School at Rome and Archaeological Prospection Service, University of Southampton

The British School at Rome (BSR), in collaboration with the Archaeological Prospection Service of The University of Southampton (APSS), provide a professional geophysical survey service working throughout the Mediterranean. The team of experienced geophysicists employ a wide range of non-invasive survey techniques and are supported by world class academic institutions.


Web Science Doctoral Training Centre, University of Southampton

The Web Science Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Southampton is part of a £250 million investment in the future of UK science and technology by the RCUK Digital Economy Programme, providing fully funded studentships for 4 year PhD training in Web Science. The DTC also runs courses MSc and PhDs in Web Science and Web Technology. Archaeology currently has three Web Science DTC funded students.


Global Geomática – Grupo Global (Valencia-Spain)

Global S.L. emerged in 1995 as a company specializing in surveying and applications, offering the best professional service, with highly adaptive and advanced cutting edge technologies to its customers.



Wiley’s Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS) business, also known as Wiley-Blackwell, serves the world’s research and scholarly communities, and is the largest publisher for professional and scholarly societies. Wiley-Blackwell’s programs encompass journals, books, major reference works, databases, and laboratory manuals, offered in print and electronically. Through Wiley Online Library, we provide online access to a broad range of STMS content: over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000+ books, and many reference works and databases. Access to abstracts and searching is free, full content is accessible through licensing agreements, and large portions of the content are provided free or at nominal cost to nations in the developing world through partnerships with organizations such as HINARI, AGORA, and OARE.


High-definition 3D scanners

Breuckmann has been playing a key role in developing and optimising topometric 3D metrology for more than two decades. With more than 300 systems installed per year, Breuckmann 3D scanners are among the most powerful and and successful systems in the world of image producing 3D metrology.


Swedish National Heritage Board

The Swedish National Heritage Board is the agency of the Swedish government that is responsible for heritage and historic environment issues. Our mission is to play a proactive, coordinating role in heritage promotion efforts and to ensure that the historic environment is preserved in the most effective possible manner.



The team from 7reasons has been active over 10 years in the production of multimedia content. In recent years, the company specialized in the presentation and explanation of scientific research using 3-d reconstructions in exhibitions, documentaries, print media and interactive media.

Another focus lies on the development and distribution of hardware and innovative forms of presentation for public areas.

The team consists of specialists in the areas of application programming, graphic design, 3D modeling, animation and architecture. 7reasons has offices at sites in Lower Austria, Salzburg, Vienna and Germany and is working for companies and institutions all over Europe. 7reasons is also involved in European research projects.


University of Southampton/ACRG

The Archaeological Computing Research Group provides a focus for the computer – based research in the Archaeology Discipline at Southampton. Its members are involved in a wide range of research projects, and have links with a number of other institutions and departments, including computer science and electronic engineering. We have been engaged in cutting edge research in the field of archaeological computation for the past 20 years.



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