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The 3D model of the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves

The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, the oldest olive tree in the world, is undoubtedly a valuable piece of our cultural heritage. For this reason we decided to apply modern, cutting-edge technologies to accurately capture and record the trunk of the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves.

A terrestrial laser scanner ILRIS 3D for the external and a Minolta Vivid 910 for internal scans were used. The final produced result is a complete three-dimensional model of the trunk of the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves with a geometry accuracy of 0.5 cm. Furthermore the 3D model can provide:

  • Detailed sections at any height with a  0,5 cm accuracy and calculation of external and internal diameter at any height. (See pictures above)
  • Computation of the exact total volume of the trunk.
  • Animated view of the 3D model
  • 3D printing of a physical model of the trunk in a scale (last photo above)

Some indicative produced calculations are:

  • Trunk volume: 4.67 m3
  • Maximum outer diameter at a height of 1,3 m (DBH): 2,66 m
  • Maximum internal diameter at a height of 1,3 m: 2,01 m
  • Maximum outer diameter at a height of 0,9 m: 3,04 m
  • Maximum internal diameter at a height of 0,9 m: 2,15 m
  • Maximum distance between 2 points in the trunk at ground level: 3,95 m

For more information on the 3D Model of the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, please contact Dr. Manolis Maravelakis marvel@chania.teicrete.gr