- AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY
- ENHANCED ARTIFACT ILLUSTRATION
- 3D PRINTED FEATURES AND ARTIFACTS
- 3D MODELS OF FEATURES, EXCAVATIONS, SITES, AND LANDSCAPES
- AERIAL MAPPING – DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELS AND ORTHOPHOTOGRAPHY
- ENHANCED FEATURE MAPPING – PHOTOGRAMMETRIC AUGMENTED MAPPING
WORKFLOW AND DATAFLOW
- STREAMLINED SITE RECORDATION
- REDUCED MAPPING TIME WITH INCREASED DETAIL AND ACCURACY
PaleoWest’s pioneering work in site, landscape, and object preservation through digital 3D modeling has proven invaluable in worldwide heritage preservation. Individual objects from project or museum collections can be quickly modeled for digital preservation, allowing later 3D replica printing. For sites under threat from looting or terrorist destruction, this provides a precise record for condition assessments and, if necessary, later reconstruction. PaleoWest has reached agreements with tribes to create 3D models of funerary offerings so they are digitally preserved for scientific use before they are repatriated and reburied under provisions of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
PaleoWest routinely incorporates low-altitude aerial mapping into its projects, as well as providing it as a stand-alone service. PaleoWest maintains a fleet of fixed-wing and multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles that can carry payloads to collect visible spectrum, near-infrared, and LIDAR data. This capability allows PaleoWest to produce survey-grade maps, elevation models, and 3D reconstructions of subject sites, features, and landscapes at a fraction of the cost of using traditional surveyors and pilots. PaleoWest was the first cultural resources firm to be issued a Section 333 Exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration.