MULTIPLE USES OF A 3D POINT CLOUD: THE CASTLE OF FRANCHIMONT (PROVINCE OF LIÈGE, BELGIUM)
Keywords: 3D digitisation, 3D Point cloud, Building archaeology, Visualisation, Integrated survey, AIS, Archaeological Information System
Abstract. This paper presents the identified obstacles, needs and selected solutions for the study of the medieval castle of Franchimont, located in the province of Liège (Belgium). After taking into account the requirements from all the disciplines at work as well as the problems that would have to be tackled, the creation of a 3D point cloud was decided. This solution would be able to deal with the characteristics and needs of a research involving building archaeology and related fields. The decision was made in order to manage all of the available data and to provide a common working tool for every involved cultural heritage actor. To achieve this, the elaboration of an Archaeological Information System based on 3D point clouds as a common virtual workspace is being taken into consideration.