Category Archives: cultural heritage

Computer Applications in Archaeology

If you are interested in applying 3D technology to the field of archaeology then you might want to attend the Computers in Archaeology conference being held in Atlanta, GA March 14 – 16, 2017. The host is Georgia State University. This … Continue reading

Posted in archaeology, Conferences, cultural heritage, remote sensing, Research | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mayan Mapping Project Seeks Crowd Funding

Experiment.com is a website dedicated to helping fund the next wave of scientific research.  Bill Gates has endorsed the site saying, “This solution helps close the gap for potential and promising, but unfunded projects.” The platform is similar to the … Continue reading

Posted in cultural heritage | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cambodian Lidar Initiative is Rewriting History

Dr. Damian Evans, an Australian archaeologist, is the architect of the Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative (Cali) and a research fellow at Siem Reap’s École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO). In 2012 and 2015 The Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative scanned the jungles of … Continue reading

Posted in cultural heritage, Education | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preserving History in 3D

This article in Scientific American provides an important introduction to the use of 3D laser scanning for preserving important historic sites around the world as well as justification for why we should be investing more in their documentation. From the … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, cultural heritage, Historic Preservation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Four Cool Laser Scanning Projects

This is an interesting article in Engineering.com highlighting four laser amazing scanning projects throughout Europe along with very nicely done videos. Here is one example:

Posted in 3D Modeling, BIM, cultural heritage, Historic Preservation | Tagged | Leave a comment

3D Cave Exploration

Having crawled in to some tight cave locations as a teenager I have an idea of what this was like, but you have to see this video to really appreciate the effort that was required to document this cave system. … Continue reading

Posted in cultural heritage, Historic Preservation | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Your Lidar News Today

This week’s Lidar News Today includes an important article on the organizational and technical challenges associated with developing a cadastre for a number of regions in Mexico. Merrick and Company has been successfully delivering on both fronts as these communities … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, airborne LiDAR, Business Development, cultural heritage, Government, Historic Preservation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Day to Remember

Here in the United States we are celebrating Memorial Day. It’s a day to remember the people who have died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It does not have to be just here in the U.S., but around … Continue reading

Posted in cultural heritage, Government, Historic Preservation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rock Art Documented in 3D

Archaeologists at the University of York have undertaken pioneering scans of the highest prehistoric rock art paintings of animals in Europe. Studying the rock paintings of Abri Faravel, a rock shelter in the Southern French Alps 2,133m above sea level, … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, cultural heritage, Historic Preservation, Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Chimney Rock

A group of researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder want to make it possible for everyone to virtually walk through the ancient dwellings at Chimney Rock National Monument as the ancient pueblo people did. Their work is part of … Continue reading

Posted in 3D Modeling, cultural heritage, Historic Preservation, Research | 2 Comments