Category Archives: cultural heritage

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument 3D Mapped

Crow Canyon Archaeology Center and the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument looked to map Sand Canyon an ancestral Pueblo site. They knew traditional mapping would not suffice. Using UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) LiDAR technology, they received impressive results. They … Continue reading

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3D Printed Replica of Raffaello’s Tomb

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing all social venues – including museums and exhibits – to close their doors to slow down the virus’ diffusion. For the Raffello exhibit, which marks the ​500-year anniversary of famous Italian painter’s death, Factum Arte … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Conserved with Laser Scanning

On 16 July 1969, three men flew to the moon. Their spacesuits have since been kept at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, but nothing lasts forever. The suit Neil Armstrong was wearing when he became … Continue reading

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Ancient Mayan White Road Uncovered with Airborne Lidar

Built towards the end of the seventh century, Sacbe 1 – or White Road 1 – is covered in white plaster and stretches across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s believed to have been commissioned by the warrior queen Lady K’awiil Ajaw, … Continue reading

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Tu Duc Tomb First Vietnamese Site in Open Heritage

The tomb of Emperor Tu Duc of the Nguyen Dynasty has become the first Vietnamese site to be featured in Google’s Open Heritage database which is a theme in Google’s Arts and Culture project. What could be found on Open … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Cathedral Update is Not Encouraging

I just heard an update on what has to be the saddest story that we reported on this year, namely the horrific fire in the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. At this point they are not … Continue reading

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NCALM Supports Diverse Lidar Research Projects

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping – NCALM is a joint effort of the University of Houston and UC Berkeley. It provides lidar data for research, advances lidar mapping and trains graduate students in the use of technologies. In … Continue reading

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Robber’s Cave Documented with 3D Laser Scanning

As bits of Robber’s Cave history fade to folklore, the thousands of engravings that crowd its Dakota sandstone walls like graffiti are likewise disintegrating, imperceptibly but inevitably, into miniature dunes at the base of the walls. From an article in … Continue reading

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Ancient City Revealed by Lidar in Cambodian Jungle

Stone inscriptions tell tales of an ancient city called Mahendraparvata. The once-mighty metropolis was one of the first capitals of the Khmer empire, which ruled in Southeast Asia between the ninth and 15th centuries. It was long believed that the … Continue reading

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Last Supper Site Preserved with 3D Laser Scanning

This in-depth article features the 3D laser scanning of what is claimed to be the site of the Last Supper. From an article in Fox News by James Rogers The room venerated as the site of Jesus’ Last Supper has … Continue reading

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