Category Archives: cultural heritage

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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Budapest in 3D

This 3D mapping project and resulting geodatabase just may be the most impressive example of a state of the art asset management system anywhere in the world. More than 4700 km of road and street network comprising the City of … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – 3/1/16

The latest edition of Lidar News Today is now available. You can subscribe here to receive a summary of the top news stories and articles recapping the previous week. Included in this issue is the top story from last week’s … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 19, 2016

The Lidar News Today for this week is now available. We are featuring articles on 3D powerline clearance, autonomous vehicles, business ethics and mobile mapping guidelines. In addition we are launching a new Challenge Question. The person submitting the top … Continue reading

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Titanosaur

This is the story of one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. It’s 37 meters long and weighed 70 metric tons. Titanosaur  was found by a farmer  in Chile along with six others of a similar size. The research team … Continue reading

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CyArk 3D Digital Preservation Update

For those who may not be aware of the work that CyArk is doing to preserve cultural heritage sites around the world this article will provide an in-depth look at their extensive and important 3D digital preservation activities. The non-profit … Continue reading

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Lidar Finds Ancient Roads in UK

Airborne lidar was used to create flood maps of Britain, but they are revealing more than just at-risk regions – they have also led to the discovery of several ancient Roman roads. Amateur archaeologists have been able to use the … Continue reading

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Dangerous 3D Scanning Assignment

As reported in the NY Times today the 3D laser scanning was high risk/reward for the team working to document Iraq’s most famous archaeological site, the ruins of ancient Babylon. Fortunately this took place in 2010 which given the current … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian is Creating 3D Apollo 11

The Smithsonian is developing a detailed 3D model of NASA’s Apollo 11 command module and they are doing it with great care for the detail. I found this info interesting, “The Smithsonian’s digitization team is working with the 3-D design … Continue reading

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Glacier and Yellowstone Mapped

The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) has recently completed mobile LiDAR data collection for two corridors in Glacier National Park and one corridor in Yellowstone National Park totaling approximately 40 linear miles. Sanborn was selected for the project to provide … Continue reading

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