Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Applied Digital Documentation in the Historic Environment

This short guide looks at different data capture techniques that can be used in the analysis, recording, conservation and visualisation of historic objects, sites and landscapes in their present condition.

The document includes case studies that outlines the uses and applications of potentially vast, multi-layered datasets. Each section within the guide will present best practices, as well as fundamental principles that will assist those looking to undertake digital documentation.

Two of the case studies in the Short Guide are 3D models that can be viewed by downloading the accompanying app:


  • Audiences

    Researchers, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts, Museum professionals

  • Date Published

    19 March 2018

  • Publisher

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Short Guide

  • Author(s)

    Historic Environment Scotland



  • Format(s)

  • Language

    English


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