June 18, 2019

Public Presentations - Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time
Public Presentations - Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time

By UC San Diego, School of Arts and Humanities


Public Presentations by professors Nannina Spanò, Andrea Maria Lingua and Filiberto Chiabrando from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.

Professors Chiabrando, Spanò and Lingua of the Polytecnic University of Turin traveled to UC San Diego in the early Summer of 2019 to present their research, visit our campus facilities, and discuss the next steps of the Turin 1911 initiative.

Professor Chiabrando introduced the project “Turin 1911,” and the realization of a multi-scale reconstruction of the no-longer existing structures in the park, focusing on the different research methods and systems employed for the documentation of complex cultural heritage sites. 

Professor Spanò showed how Geomatics methods and systems are currently part of many activities, having taken on important roles in the research initiatives of many neighboring fields of study. In particular, Geomatics methods have become a relevant support for the analysis and 3D modeling and representation of living environments, cities and built spaces, and artistic expressions in a broad sense.

Professor Lingua documented the activities of the laboratory of Photogrammetry, Geomatics and GIS of the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering at PoliTo, and described the technological expertise of the laboratory, including mechatronic technology on service robots, multi sensors data acquisition, synchronization, fusion and integration using navigation sensors (GNSS, IMU), imaging sensors (high resolution digital camera in visible, infrared, thermal, multispectral, hyperspectral fields), terrestrial/aerial laser scanner, real-time processing and transmission of stereoscopic RGB data and 3D models for virtual/augmented reality. Professor Spanò focused on the activities of the Geomatics for Cultural Heritage Lab of the Politecnico di Torino, highlighting cooperation activities with various national and international collaborators.