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Virtual Black Building, 2 of 4

Point cloud image from digital recording of the Black Building in 2009, by Historic Scotland experts. Note how the distance information is so accurate and so densely sampled that you can distinguish brickwork.

This view from the west, with Berstane Loan to the left of the picture.

Picture kindly contributed by Dr Lyn Wilson from Historic Scotland.

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Picture added on 10 May 2010 at 23:36
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.... fantastic !!!
Added by Wolfgang on 11 May 2010
Virtual Black Building: actual black sky. To my eye, a couple of these striking images need severe cropping. What's their purpose?

[It's subjective Ian- the land textures and surroundings are there because I liked them. Re. the purpose of these images, they are just false colour representations of the raw measurement points, which can then be interpolated to give surfaces and solid models, and then ultimately combined with photographic data to give a finished photorealistic model. The team that did this showed some mindblowing results of what they have done on central Glasgow and Stirling Castle.- Steven]
Added by Ian Hourston on 17 May 2010
Thank you for your patience and helpfulness Steven. I love the land textures - just can't see the value of so much featureless black. Maybe it can be interpolated into photorealistic sky?
Added by Ian Hourston on 17 May 2010
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