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PhD candidate, University of Cape Town

Stephen Wessels is a Geomatician and virtual reality specialist with an MSc in Geomatics which focussed on creating a 3D virtual site visit of Petra, Jordan. From 2007 to 2020 he worked at the Zamani project where he became a chief scientific officer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town. Mr Wessels has 12 years of experience in creating digital 3D models of heritage sites using laser scanning, photogrammetry and panorama photography, during which he has documented over 200 heritage sites in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. For the Department of Culture and Sports he created the informative and immersive Virtual Reality experience of Diepkloof, a site which is nominated for world heritage site status. In 2018 he began his PhD in developing the "Rock Art Portal" where he plans to integrate spatial data of rock art sites with contextual data to create an interactive medium for education. www.rockartportal.org

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate, University of Cape Town