The article below, written in 2014, was the stimulus for the foray by Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc. member Peter Higgs into using photogrammetry to document historic vessels in Tasmania and Australia.
Photogrammetry is a great way to conserve and archive the vessels by creating the lines of the vessel and making a 3D model. Peter has worked with Dr Dougal Harris, naval architect to produce the lines of many boats since 2014. This same process now guides an Australian National Maritime Museums MMAPSS project to train others in the use of photogrammetry.
To see the lines of vessels that we have captured, click here.
The second article (below) is a general overview of some of the technology in use in the same time period. The last section of the article describes several approaches to computer-assisted modelling of existing vessels.