Last Updated on 26th July 2021

The Big SLAM Tour of the UK

Follow our journey

Between the 5th and 14th July we’re travelling the length and breadth of the UK, from The Kelpies in Scotland, all the way down to Southampton, we’ll be mapping some of our favourite landmarks across the British Isles. We’re also joined by UK dealer Survey Max.


Follow our journey below where we’ll be sharing video updates and scan data from various locations throughout the tour.

The Journey Begins

When: 4th July 2021
Where: Nottingham to Scotland

The Big SLAM Tour team meet at GeoSLAM HQ in Nottingham and hit the road on the long journey to Scotland.

Leg 1 – Scotland

When: 5th July 2021
Where: The Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel – Falkirk, Scotland

Today the team are in Scotland and scanning some familiar places – The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel.

The Kelpies
Standing at 30 metres high, The Kelpies are the largest equine sculptures in the world. These amazing works of art were created by artist Andy Scott to represent the heavy work horse of the Scottish economy – pulling wagons, ploughs, barges and coal ships that shaped Falkirk. Since it’s opening in 2014, The Kelpies has welcomed over three million visitors from all over the world. Learn more about The Kelpies here.

The Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift that connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, 35 metres above. The Falkirk Wheel was opened in 2002 by Her Majesty, The Queen, as the world’s first and only rotating boat lift.
The wheel has welcomed over 5.5 million visitors since it’s opening. Learn more about The Falkirk Wheel here.

Take a look at the team in action in the video below

The Data

The Kelpies

The Falkirk Wheel

Leg 2 – The North East

When: 6th July 2021
Where: Wentworth Woodhouse
, South Yorkshire

The team arrived to a wet and windy Newcastle today, and headed down to Yorkshire in the afternoon to scan Wentworth Woodhouse.

Angel of the North
Due to the great British weather and torrential rainfall, the Big SLAM Tour team were unable to scan the Angel of the North. Thankfully, the fantastic team at the Angel View Inn Hotel were able to accommodate them with a conference room, where Senior Applications Engineer, Ivona Hubova, was able to demo the equipment to people that had come to see GeoSLAM in action.

Wentworth Woodhouse
Built in the 18th century, Wentworth Woodhouse stands proud in the heart of South Yorkshire. With over 300 rooms and 2.5 acres of land, and stunning views as far as the eye can see, the team were invited to scan both the outside of the house and part of the inside (including the basement). The team got to work scanning using the ZEB Discovery for colourised images on the outside and the ZEB Revo RT to tackle the inside with real time processing.

Take a look at the team in action in the video below

Leg 3 – The Midlands

When: 8th July 2021
Where: Peak Cavern and Sherwood Forest

After a day in the office, the team are back on the road visiting Peak Cavern in the Peak District and the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest.

Peak Cavern
With the largest cave system in the Peak District and the largest cave entrance in Britain, Peak Cavern is an ideal location to take a handheld SLAM scanner. Narrow corridors, slippery surfaces and uneven ground, the team set to scanning the cavern using the ZEB Horizon with the walk-and-scan method. With over 200 million points and a capture time of 28 minutes, the cavern’s difficult terrain proved to be no match for the ZEB scanner.

The Major Oak
Over 800 years old, the Major Oak stands proud at the heart of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. With a fantastic turn out of people, the team set to scanning the tree using the ZEB Locate, ZEB Discovery and ZEB Horizon, showing off the capabilities and versatility of the scanner

Take a look at the team in action in below

Leg 4 – London

When: 9th July 2021
Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Today the team are in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, scanning both the Olympic Rings and the famous Orbit slide.

The Olympic Park
Purpose built for the 2012 Olympic games in London, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is home to some stunning structures, including the Olympic Stadium, the Orbit observation tower, the Aquatics center, the Velopark and many more. The team are scanning the 114 metre tall Orbit Observation Tower, as well as the Olympic Rings.

Take a look at the team in action in below

Leg 5 – Bedford & Essex

When: 12th & 13th July 2021
Where: Houghton House & St. Botolph’s Priory

It’s week 2 of the SLAM Tour and the team find themselves in Bedford scanning English heritage site Houghton House in Bedford, followed by St. Botolph’s Prior in Colchester.

Houghton House
Houghton House is a stunning 17th century grade I listed mansion in the Parish of Houghton Conquest in Bedfordshire. Now owned by English Heritage and open to the public, the team thought it was an idyllic location to scan with the ZEB Discovery.

St Botolph’s Priory
Also owned by English Heritage, Botolph’s Priory in Colchester was a medieval house of Augustinian Canons founded in 1093. Until its dissolution in 1536 the Priory was the first and leading Augustinian convent in England. The team thought it was the perfect location for some real time data capture, and used the ZEB Revo RT to scan the historic building.

Video coming soon.

Leg 5 – Southampton

When: 14th July 2021
Where: New Place hotel

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