Not Just Pretty Pictures…

Digitization is no longer just a novelty – it is absolutely vital to good analysis and communication of data, and it’s so easy more people should be using it. Most people reading this blog will probably know what photogrammetry is, and it’s not my aim here to discuss the method per se. Suffice to say that with a digital camera (say, the one on the back of your smartphone), you can take a few pictures and then throw them into [free!] software that runs on a laptop, and produce a highly accurate 3D digital model. Photogrammetry had been around for … Continue reading Not Just Pretty Pictures…

Uploading tracks Part 2: Dinosaur tracks now available

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