Category Archives: cultural heritage

Preserving the Old with the New

EDG is a New York City architectural design studio that is using 3D laser scanning and 3D printing to conserve and restore the intricate details of historic building facades that cannot be duplicated in today’s construction environment. It makes you … Continue reading

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CyArk and Google Combine Forces

CyArk is teaming up with Google Arts and Culture to offer an online 3D library of cultural heritage sites around the world. Ben Kacyra grew up in Mosul, Iraq and for the past 15+ years has been on a mission … Continue reading

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Drone Training

I don’t usually find a company that I can blog about on ABC’s Shark Tank, but DARTdrones is one I think you might want to make note of. DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lidar Project

The Gisborne District Council in New Zealand will receive over $1 million in funding to acquire LIDAR across the entire district. The Council believes this project will bring major economic and infrastructure benefits for the entire region. The funding will … Continue reading

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Archaeology in the Palm of Your Hand

The Fairfield Foundation launched a new digital historic preservation initiative in 2017 using drones, photogrammetry, and 3D printing. At the conclusion of each layer of the dig the drone was used to capture the exposed objects and terrain.  The photos … Continue reading

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3D Yosemite

My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite. In a … Continue reading

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3D Analysis of Scottish Standing Stone

Sueno’s Stone which dates back to the ninth or tenth century is the tallest (21 feet) and most complex piece of early medieval architecture in Scotland. The historical preservation organization Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has 3D scanned Sueno’s Stone, as … Continue reading

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Digital Preservation in the Philippines

With 53 volcanoes the Philippines are a significant part of the the Pacific Ring of Fire. In addition to this threat they must also deal with cyclones and earthquakes on a regular basis. In October of 2013 a 7.2-magnitude earthquake … Continue reading

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Lidar Used to Discover Ancient Maya Structures

Tens of thousands of ancient Maya structures have been discovered in Guatemala with the aid of aerial lidar.This is being hailed as one of the most important discoveries in recent times. Marcello Canuto, a Tulane University archaeologist, who also took … Continue reading

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Scanning the Titanic

OceanGate Inc., a provider of manned submersible services and 2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners, have formed a strategic alliance to capture laser data of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and debris field. 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser … Continue reading

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