Category Archives: cultural heritage

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

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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

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Saving the HMS Victory with Laser Scanning

A very popular tourist attraction in the UK is collapsing under its own weight. HMS Victory, Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, needs 136 metal props fitted as the historic vessel’s deck sinks towards its keel (a … Continue reading

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Pyramids, Shiny Surfaces and Increased Safety

If you are like me you had no idea there was another region of Africa where there were ancient pyramids. It’s in Sudan and Heinz Ruther leader of the Zamani Project explains how he is part of the team that … Continue reading

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