Category Archives: cultural heritage

New Zealand Lidar Project

The Gisborne District Council in New Zealand will receive over $1 million in funding to acquire LIDAR across the entire district. The Council believes this project will bring major economic and infrastructure benefits for the entire region. The funding will … Continue reading

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Archaeology in the Palm of Your Hand

The Fairfield Foundation launched a new digital historic preservation initiative in 2017 using drones, photogrammetry, and 3D printing. At the conclusion of each layer of the dig the drone was used to capture the exposed objects and terrain.  The photos … Continue reading

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3D Yosemite

My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite. In a … Continue reading

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3D Analysis of Scottish Standing Stone

Sueno’s Stone which dates back to the ninth or tenth century is the tallest (21 feet) and most complex piece of early medieval architecture in Scotland. The historical preservation organization Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has 3D scanned Sueno’s Stone, as … Continue reading

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Digital Preservation in the Philippines

With 53 volcanoes the Philippines are a significant part of the the Pacific Ring of Fire. In addition to this threat they must also deal with cyclones and earthquakes on a regular basis. In October of 2013 a 7.2-magnitude earthquake … Continue reading

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Lidar Used to Discover Ancient Maya Structures

Tens of thousands of ancient Maya structures have been discovered in Guatemala with the aid of aerial lidar.This is being hailed as one of the most important discoveries in recent times. Marcello Canuto, a Tulane University archaeologist, who also took … Continue reading

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Scanning the Titanic

OceanGate Inc., a provider of manned submersible services and 2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners, have formed a strategic alliance to capture laser data of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and debris field. 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser … Continue reading

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Underwater Laser Scanning

What began in 2015 as an environmental research project has resulted in an amazing, ancillary discovery of some 60 ancient  shipwrecks, including some types of vessels that have never been seen except in murals and paintings. According to a press … Continue reading

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CyArk Update

John Ristevski is the new CEO and Chairman of CyArk. He assumes this role from industry icon Ben Kacyra, the founder of CyArk. Here are a few thoughts from a recent press release: “Then in late 2016 I found my … Continue reading

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Promoting Engineering Careers with 3D Laser Scanning

Transport Scotland is funding the development of promotional engineering learning aids using the Forth Bridges as the subject to the tune of £425,000.The funding will be used to develop games, apps and interactive models all aimed at developing pupils’ STEM … Continue reading

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