Historical Christchurch - Photogrammetry Project
RealtityVirtual.co is undertaking the ambitious digital reconstruction of as many sites damaged from Christchurch's earthquakes that devastated the city between September 2010 and early 2012. We're seeking photography and video collections from members of the public to help us build a digital model of as many sites in pre-2010 Christchurch as possible. All these photographs and videos will be fed into sophisticated peices of software that will extract and digitally reconstruct as much detail as possible. We envisage complete reconstructions of the exterior of Christchurch Cathedral, interior components, plus other sections of Cathedral Square, Cashel, Worcester, Colombo, High Street and more.
Our team currently consists of Simon Che de Boer - Reality Virtual's founder and CVO, Goodbright Consulting / Miles Thompson will be overseeing machine learning and LuckyBulldozer's Dan Monaghan managing data acquisition.
The project and it's team are currently at the inception stage - we're looking for someone on the ground in Christchurch to help us along, so if you think that sounds like you, then please get in touch we'll keep you posted as the project develops.
"I was a chorister in the Christchurch Cathedral choir so I spent a lot of time in the cathedral and its surrounds over the years and have a lot of memories of places that are now gone.
There was a stone and wood practice room built high up into the tower, with big wooden lecterns on which graffiti was carved from other choir boys going all the way back from the 1980s to the 1890s or even earlier. Hundreds of years old graffiti just like something out of Harry Potter. I remember the way the light fell across the inside of the cathedral space from the big rose window.
You can't go back to so many of these spaces - just to marvel at how things have changed - they're gone. So it becomes even more important to document things as they once were. Both historically and psychologically." - Miles Thompson - Goodbright Consulting.
contact us regarding any photos/Videos you have plus any other questions have regarding the Project.