I am working on a more in-depth article for an upcoming LiDAR News Magazine on the Zamani Project, but I wanted to get the word out sooner rather than later. This impressive effort which is also known as The African Cultural Heritage and Landscape Database is lead by by Professor Heinz Ruther at the University of Cape Town.
To date they have documented more than 40 important African heritage sites in 13 countries. It is the objective of the documentation to create spatial data for restoration, conservation, education, research, site management and as a record for future generations.
The project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is also supported by Z+F, Trimble, Leica GeoSystems and Faro.