Laser scanning at Ostia and Pompei: architecture and urban infrastructure
Professor Yoshiki Hori from the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at Kyushu University, Japan, will speak about his laser scanning survey of the Roman towns of Pompeii and Ostia.
Hori’s research has used laser scanning to improve upon the accuracy of traditional drawings used to record these sites, as well as exploring different properties of the sites’ structures. This has included their methods of production and decoration, as well as the reasons for their structural failure. He is also investigating the infrastructure used for the management of water in the two cities.