The wide variety of solutions for the acquisition, management and integration of three-dimensional survey data, both open source and proprietary, offers a panorama of techniques and tools whose choice depends on numerous factors, in particular the objects or contexts to be surveyed and the conditions of use in the field.

However, a single tool and software is almost never sufficient to meet the descriptive and analytical needs of a larger project. 

There is, indeed, an increasing need to integrate data from multiple scanning tools and methods into a single project. 


DIGITAL HERITAGE CAMP 2024 will offer the possibility of an intensive course with 80 hours of face-to-face training by 19 researchers on the use of technical and theoretical tools to:

Expected competences

At the end of the DIGITAL HERITAGE CAMP 2024 participants will be able to:

Application areas

The knowledge acquired during the DIGITAL HERITAGE CAMP 2024 will be applied in several areas: Documentation, conservation and valorization of cultural heritage, restoration, simulation, teaching, animation, cartography, territorial management (GIS), quantitative landscape monitoring, computer graphics, etc. 

Topographic surveying and the use of LeonardoXE365 software for the integration of TPS and GPS will be discussed in detail, aerial photogrammetric surveying and data processing with 3D Zephyr, surveying with laser scanners both static with TLS and mobile with SLAM, surveying with SLS of objects and architectural details. 

An in-depth analysis of the use of Faro Scene, MeshLab and Cloud Compare is also given, with particular attention to scan alignment, metric error control and remeshing techniques. Methods for publishing extensive 3D surveys online using open source tools are also covered. 


DIGITAL HERITAGE CAMP 2024 will be hosted at Sermoneta Castle and Garden of Ninfa. It will organize survey activities to practise with instruments, techniques and innovative methodologies.  

Tasks will be planned in groups in the following areas of Sermoneta Castle and town:

A) keynote and lesson; B) laboratory; C) charging deck for instrumentation; D) lunch e coffee break