Surface data on greyscale maps – Bridging the gap between cartography and cultural heritage

Factum has an intrinsic relationship with mapping and surveying, meticulously measuring and capturing the unique topological characteristics of objects. Our methodologies for extracting and condensing information, while adapted to art and material culture, are rooted in terrestrial mapping practices, and storing surface data as greyscale maps is one example of this.

Multi-Layered Information

High resolution shots are made of the painting with perfect uniform white light along the surface. All the images are balance and colour adjusted against the original to assure the colour fidelity.


ManuCapture is a free, opensource software application designed by Factum to work with all of our camera-based book and manuscript recording systems.