Jun 04 2020
8:30 am - 10:00 am
SPAR – Unique Applications of 3D – Preserving the Past with Latest Tech
Track Name: Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Session Date: Jun 4 2020 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Exploring the technology behind the National Geographic documentary series Buried Secrets of WWII
Join technologist and storyteller Pete Kelsey to learn about the remote sensing techniques he used to tell the stories of WWII battles and campaigns across the globe whose details have been lost in the fog of war, misinterpreted or overtaken by the landscape. Pete reexamined several WWII battles using the latest 3D reality capture technologies in a wide range of challenging cramped, underground, underwater, forested and GNSS-denied environments. Pete will open up his 3D toolbox and discuss how BIM, VDC, surveying and geospatial professionals can deploy and apply these same tools and techniques in today's projects. Here's a clip from the episode Hitler's Killer Rocket: https://kaarta.wistia.com/medias/mqa4jrbhdl In 1944, the Nazis launched the world's most advanced weapon. Pete Kelsey and historian Marty Morgan uncover the awful truth behind Hitler's V2 rocket factory in a labyrinth tunnel system under the Mittelbau Dora concentration camp. After the war the Soviets destroyed much of the tunnel system determined to put it beyond use with less than one tenth of the tunnels still able to be explored. Pete scanned the accessible section to create a template of the huge area now beyond reach and combined it with a hand drawn map created by the Soviets to build out a 3D model of the whole intricate web.