Visual and spatial technologies are revolutionising how archaeology and many other disciplines understand the past and the contemporary world. From digital objects to landscapes, through geophysics, GIS and the creation of virtual worlds, new technology provides alternative routes to seeing and understanding both past and present.
The Visual and Spatial Technology Centre (VISTA), at the University of Birmingham (UK), supports academic research and application development for spatial analysis, visualisation and imaging using state-of-the-art technology in one of the best-equipped archaeological visualisation laboratories in Europe. Centre staff use the unparalleled opportunities of VISTA for research, postgraduate and professional training in archaeology, the Humanities and associated sciences.
VISTA 3D Laser Scanning Hardware
Leica HDS6000 Terrestrial Laser Scanner
Leica C10 ScanStation Terrestrial Laser Scanner
Minolta VIVID 910 3D Digitizer
NextEngine Scanners (x5)
VISTA Scanning Software
Leica HDS Cyclone 5.8.1 with CloudWorx 3.3
Raindrop Geomagic Studio 10
Raindrop Geomagic Qualify 10