Fuck me! That was one AWFUL survey!!
Fuck me! That was one AWFUL survey!!
Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!
Illegitimi non carborundum
One of the questions asked about artist imagery and high quality online drawings of a wreck as a guide. Things are moving on from what folk think a wreck looks like to 3D data and 2D ortho photos can tell you exactly what is there and where it is in the world:
3D models with location
And how big it is:
Measurement and scale
And even where objects might be buried within the site:
Digital Elevation Model of the P47-D
At this stage I am not sure what the site is going to offer?
Is it intended to be a one-stop-shop for all wreck info?
How will you acquire the content to make the site authoritative? How will you know the content is accurate and valid? How will you keep it up to date? Things can change quickly:
F2 Deck Gun going walkabout
What will be the site's USP and why will we reach for that URL every time we want to know something about a wreck?
There are a lot of sites out there such as Sketchfab for 3D content, 2D mapping sites to host the ortho photo...wrecksite.eu for more detailed history...personal pages such as the P47-D page above (still gets 50~100 hits per month) that contain a wealth of data. Agreed its not all in one place...but its out there...even books*:
Sorry to sound so negative...I like to see folks have a real go at something radical/different...but I am at a bit of a loss as to what this site will do? Maybe its early days and there is more to come?
*Apologies for the shameless plug...
First of all these are some truly amazing renders and images of wrecks. We had stumbled over your site when we first started building our website. I totally agree that the methods you have listed are highly accurate and second to none in providing data about our wrecks. The site isn’t intended to be a one stop shop for every single wreck out there; instead, we have chosen to only focus on wrecks we have dived first hand thus really focusing our project.
Each page we hope will feature an artist’s representation of the wreck, and a write-up of its history supplemented by a short ‘dive plan’ on how we carried out our dives. There are plenty of sources on the web that help keep content accurate which we will certainly use for reference. Perhaps it is best to see this as an ‘artistic project’ over a means of collecting data on all of our wrecks. By diving the wrecks ourselves hopefully on a regular basis this will help us keep the pages up to date and alter our drawings if anything does change.
Whilst there are a lot of websites that have drawings of wrecks, the style and detail of our drawings, posted in situ with useful information will hopefully make an easier format for diver who perhaps have not yet discovered the wonders of photogrammetry, are yet to explore a particular dive site, or even take their first dive!
The purpose of the very informal survey we have sent out to dive clubs was to gather some first hand information from the diving community to test the water on what may and may not work, and I must say your post has been incredibly helpful.
It is certainly early days and we are at a very preliminary stage in developing something that divers can enjoy, but I hope you will find the finished pieces useful.
I'm looking forwards to the day that we can have accurate sonar images of wrecks so we can plan our dives. However, this is currently difficult and very expensive to do, so will have to wait until the tech's available.
There's a stunning array of wrecks available around our shores. Focussing on a few means that the majority are missed.
Last edited by Decosnapper; 14-08-2019 at 02:57 PM.
Well I put my real email in. Let's see if the site is GDPR compliant or if I can make my first referral to the ICO. It appears to me to be a "collect emails to sell tee shirts site".