Laser scanning a historic masonry building in Crete

Laser scanning technology helps preserve and repurpose a historic masonry building in Crete Postgraduate students at the Technical University of Crete used a combination of a Trimble Laser Scanner, PointCab Origins Pro, and Autocad to obtain and document the exact geometry of a historic masonry structure with the purpose of its structural rehabilitation. The island of Crete, Greece is known […]

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Mapping ST. ELISABETH HOSPITAL – Curaçao

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GEOSLAM MAPS ST. ELISABETH HOSPITAL AHEAD OF HISTORIC RESTORATION The historic St. Elisabeth Hospital, situated on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, has been digitally re-imagined in 3D by global geospatial technology specialists, GeoSLAM, ahead of its planned restoration works. Constructed in 1855, the St. Elisabeth Hospital was once the main centre for medical care in the Otrobanda City district in Curaçao, […]

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House of Wonders Documented by Zamani Team

House of Wonders Documented by Zamani Team On the 25th of December 2020, the front of the iconic House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar, partially collapsed resulting in the tragic loss of life and the destruction of its North-West corner. The building was under restoration after an earlier collapse.  The building is a central component of the UNESCO […]

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REMOTE SENSING TO PROTECT HISTORIC
 BUILDINGS IN URBAN CONSTRUCTION Zones

Using Remote Sensing to Protect Historic Buildings In Urban Construction Zones Part Ii – Maximizing The Value Of The Data In Part I we outlined the research performed in Dublin, Ireland and Brooklyn, NY using hyper-spectral scanning to help old urban cities protect historically significant buildings during construction. To view Part I as a PDF, click here: Using Remote Sensing to […]

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Bluesky LiDAR Maps Help Landscape Partnership Champion the Past

Leicestershire, UK, 24 September 2020 – Aircraft mounted lasers are helping to reveal the rich archaeology within Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Captured by aerial mapping company Bluesky, the highly accurate LiDAR data will be used by the Chase and Chalke Landscape Partnership to reveal previously unknown archaeology. Analysis of the Bluesky terrain mapping will inform ground truthing of potential […]

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NVision Scans Rare Prehistoric Fossils for Texas Museum

(Southlake, Texas; December 4, 2019) — It roamed Texas long before the first dinosaurs. Growing to 12 feet in length, with powerful jaws and specialized teeth for stabbing and tearing apart its prey, it was not a creature you’d want to encounter while on a Saturday morning hike. “It” was Dimetrodon limbatus and a fossilized skeleton of the Paleozoic predator was recently scanned by NVision […]

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NOTRE DAME REBUILDING – Building Documentation’s Critical Role

USIBD Members Describe Building Documentation’s Critical Role in the Rebuilding Notre Dame Tustin, California – April 21, 2018 –  Members of the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) have been lending their perspective about the role of Building Documentation in the rebuilding of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris from the recent devastating fire.   USIBD’s president John M. Russo, AIA […]

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DigiDoc is Back! – Stirling, Scotland October 2018

Great news, DigiDoc is back for 2018. Aimed at industry professionals and academics, our three-day conference is taking place at the Engine Shed (www.engineshed.scot) in Stirling, Scotland between 10 and 12 October 2018. We’ll be joined by a range of speakers from across the globe to showcase the very latest innovation in digital documentation and visualisation. Full info here: https://www.engineshed.scot/digifest-2018/digidoc/ […]

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Mapping the Past to Safeguard the Future

MAPPING THE PAST TO SAFEGUARD THE FUTURE Geospatial technology supplier, 3D Laser Mapping, recently released a detailed 3D map of Newark Castle in Nottinghamshire, UK. Here, business development director Mark Brown tells LiDAR News about the project and explains why the mapping of heritage sites is crucial. Last month marked the 800th anniversary of the death of ‘Bad King John’. […]

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