Archeology and GIS

 Lake Huron shipwrecks 3D imaged by marine archeologists
Models of well-preserved 19th century schooners could one day be 3D printed by public
The Associated Press Posted: Sep 08, 2015 10:44 AM ETLast Updated: Sep 10, 2015 11:17 AM ET

Marine archaeologists are diving deep into Lake Huron’s past by creating 3D images of the many shipwrecks resting far below the surface, giving researchers and the public a far more detailed look at these hidden historical treasures than traditional photos or video can provide.

The researchers have begun mapping shipwrecks in the only freshwater national sanctuary with imaging technology that’s getting its first full-fledged, deep-water workout by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which manages the 11,000 square-kilometre (4,300 square-mile)┬áThunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary with the state of Michigan. They are rapidly creating accurate 3D images of the sunken vessels by feeding a series of photos into a software program.

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3d Image Lake Huron Wrecks

 

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