On March 27-28, 2023, a group of researchers from the Department of Computer Science of the Lublin University of Technology carried out 3D scanning of monuments of wooden religious architecture as part of the Second Carpathian Scientific Expedition of the Lublin University of Technology. The expedition operated in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship (Poland) – in the city of Sanok and its vicinity. The expedition cooperated with the Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok.
During the two days of the expedition, a 3D scan (inside and outside) of the wooden church of St. Nicholas, which comes from the village of Bączal Dolny and is exhibited in the Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok. Nearly 30 scans of the interior of the church, 20 scans of the arcades and 4 scans of the exterior of the church were made with the use of laser scanners. For the first time in the history of Lab3D, a drone was used to obtain digital images of the object, unavailable to be obtained using terrestrial laser scanners. This will significantly improve the texture of the 3D model of the church. More than 1,000 digital photos were also taken for this purpose.
During the expedition, a reconnaissance was also carried out regarding the following sacral wooden objects:
- Roman Catholic Church Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Królik Polski
- Greek Catholic Church of St. The Dormition of the Mother of God in Bałucianka
- Roman Catholic Church All Saints in Iwonicz (Iwonicz Village)
- Roman Catholic Church St. Bartholomew in Rogi.
Cooperation with their guardians was established as a preparation for the next expeditions.
The works related to the 3D scanning of wooden architecture monuments were carried out thanks to the excellent organization of access to them provided by the Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok and the direct help of the Museum Director, Mr. Marcin Krowiak. The high efficiency of the work was ensured by the parallel use of two FARO laser scanners. All scanners are the property of Lab3D of the Department of Computer Science of the Lublin University of Technology.
The expedition met with great interest and great kindness of people taking care of the monuments of cultural heritage in Sanok and its vicinity.
More information about the expeditions and their results can be found on the portal: carpatia3d.com.