The Downland Partnership is rightly proud of it's unrivalled track record in recording important historic buildings in the UK. Recent surveys have included work at Westminster Abbey, York Minster and the Cathedrals at Salisbury and Canterbury. Our experience in the field goes back to the 1970s when Tony Davies was one of the first to use photogrammetry for historic building recording.
We offer a wide range of survey products which range from highly detailed plans, elevations and sections to laser-pointcloud derived 3D surface models photo-rendered with high resolution imagery.
We use the latest technology for both site recording for data and the processing of drawings and models. Laser-scanning using Faro Focus scanners provides high resolution point-clouds captured at rates of up to 976,000 points per second. Drawings are generated using Faro Scene or Leica's Cyclone/Cloudworx and Pointools4Rhino software. 3D surface models can be instantly generated from point-clouds via Leica's 3dReshaper software. This state of the art system allows high-resolution imagery to be draped onto the 3D surfaces and for 3D deformation surface analysis.
The Downland Partnership also employs the use of the latest Photogrammetric technology in the form of DAT/EM systems Summit Evolution stereo systems. Photogrammetry is generally used for the production of the most detailed drawings due to it being an excellent interpretation tool.