I should probably have made this post sooner, as it’s about my chapter in the Great Dinosaur Track Book Of 2016: “Dinosaur Tracks: The Next Steps”. It’s a volume I was privileged enough to be an editor for, and it … Continue reading The importance of 3D for tracks -or- how big is your footprint really!
In which I tried – and failed – to document pros and cons for about a million different combinations of software. Continue reading Trying all the free Photogrammetry!
New data uploaded – Heron tracks in mud. Continue reading Heron Tracks added to site.
Just a quick post to say that I’ve added a new data set to the Neoichnology resources page. It’s an interesting [to me at least] area of beach sand trampled by horses (I think 2-3, but didn’t see the tracks … Continue reading New data uploaded – Horse trampled beach
In 2014, colleagues and I published a photogrammetric reconstruction of the Paluxy River dinosaur ‘chase sequence,’ as generated from photographs taken before and during its excavation in 1940. (Blog post here). Photogrammetry has become pretty common now; commercial and open source … Continue reading The Historical Photogrammetry Challenge – over to you!
Well, when I say ‘tracks’, I really mean ‘track.’ I’ve uploaded the Tyrannosaurid track that was described by Manning, Ott, and Falkingham in 2008. This model has actually been available for a while on ResearchGate, but now it’s getting uploaded and assigned a DOI. Now’s as good a time as any to upload this given the recent interesting paper available in PLOS recently by McCrae and colleagues on Tyrannosaurid gregariousness. More dinosaur and other fossil tracks will follow in due course. Continue reading Uploading tracks Part 2: Dinosaur tracks now available
Those of you visiting the site may have noticed a new menu option up top there; ‘Resources’. This is where I’m going to organise and make available data. For now, I’m making a selection of modern tracks available that include mammals, birds, and invertebrates. Such as this Goose footprint and metatarsus impression: Dinosaur tracks will follow some time in the future, as evidenced by the menu option. However, I’m not just throwing these on my own site, oh no! I am uploading zip folders containing both photographs and my own 3D reconstructions made using either VisualSFM or Photoscan (depending … Continue reading Making 3D data/photographs available Part 1: Neoichnology