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3D Surveying Of The St. Stephen’s Cathedral Vienna

By Eric Van Rees - 25th September 2020 - 07:34

This German language RiCAST will discuss what RIEGL and the landmark of Vienna, the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, have in common.

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Franz Zehetner, from the archives of the Dombauhütte St. Stephan, is responsible for the extensive documents and plans of the gothic cathedral – some of them are already centuries old! Managing, updating, and supplementing the records on an ongoing basis and making them available for a wide variety of purposes, such as the ongoing restoration work, is an exciting but also a challenging task.

Since 2005, the current project of the cooperation between Dombauhütte and RIEGL have proven how effective and helpful laser scanning can be for cultural heritage.

Nikolaus Studnicka, RIEGL Business Division Manager Terrestrial Laser Scanning, has carried out extensive surveying work on and in St. Stephen’s Cathedral during the last two years. With only four scanning days, measurement and image data of slightly more than one terabyte were acquired, which now substantially support the work of the Cathedral Construction Office and the Dombauhütte.

Learn more about the everyday life of a cathedral construction archivist, the very special tasks, that may occur in the field of preservation and revitalization of such an important cultural jewel, and how laser scanning can support this work.

We are proud that RIEGL has been able to contribute to documenting St. Stephen’s Cathedral and providing the data that made it possible to visualize such a gigantic piece of cultural heritage!

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