The Geography department and the Terrain Analysis Lab are both housed within the Brewster building on East Carolina University's campus. Its convenient location and unique but simple architecture garnered my attention as a modeling project. A Leica C10 laser scanner recorded points at five separate scan locations. Scanning resolutions varied between 2-2.5 cm at 10-25 meters. Four Leica High Definition Survey Targets were used to register the five scans into a single cloud of points. Registration error was 0.002 meters. Cyclone 7.1 was employed for modeling.
The Cupola is the most well known structure on East Carolina University's campus. Its fame lies in both it's architectural appeal and history as a landmark on campus. We scanned The Cupola because of its merit as a preserved structure and also because of its well recognized structure for modeling.