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3D scanning meaurements in Georgios Averof

The Hellenic Navy’s century-old battle cruiser “Georgios Averof” which now serves as a floating museum is back from an extensive maintenance period. After spending over 60 years as a museum ship, the battle cruiser has its hull and upper deck refurbished and interior areas totally renovated. Our team has used 3D scanning technology (ScanStation P40) and high accuracy industrial total station (TDRA6000) to accurately collect, a dense dataset.

The unified and aligned point clouds are the ‘raw material’ for further extraction of value-added products such as:

  • Historical documentation - academic studies
  • Naval studies
  • Geometric documentation
  • Repair work and docking plan
  • Architectural-museum interventions
  • Educational applications (media / animation) etc.

The already scanned ship hull and superstructures can be combined with any other information and metadata allowing the creation of 3D Virtual Tour, mixed reality applications (e.g. on tablet and android devices) and interactive educational videos. While on board, visitors can augment their experience and discover the historic significance of the ship with a modern and more efficient way.

According to Hellenic Navy, the cruiser is the only “alive” ship that participated actively in both World Wars, concluding its mission in 1945 during the celebrations for the integration of the Dodecanese with Greece.

Georgios Averof is now on display at Faliro, in Athens, as a naval afloat museum. It welcomes over 60.000 visitors every year.