Visualization and Digitization Project
After her internship in the summer of 2010 (just after her graduation from LMU), Aubrey returned to Eleusina, Greece, (a suburb just outside Athens) between May and June 2011 to participate in a 5-week graduate session. The training session was hosted by the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy (IHC) and the University of Arkansas’ Center for Advanced Spatial Technology (CAST). For this program, she applied for and was awarded a grant, receiving full tuition sponsorship for outstanding academic performance and experience in the field.
During the program, Aubrey and four Greek students participated in the laser scanning and 3D digitization of the ancient site of Eleusis, located in the center of the modern industrial city. This involved days on the site, proper scanning documentation and execution, and rendering the data in the lab once every week. The team also completed a database of high-resolution photos of the site that were later mapped onto the point cloud renderings.
Aubrey received training on the Leica C-10 scanner and Leica Cyclone software, as well as Google SketchUp and use of Nikon photography gear. While in Eleusina, Aubrey practiced her Greek with the locals, kept abreast of current events, traveled around the other parts of Attika (a favorite stop was in Nafplio), and familiarized herself with Eleusis, a jewel of an archaeological site.