Category Archives: Historic Preservation

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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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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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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