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A triumph of laser scanning!

Harriet Brewitt

 Words by: Samuel Duhaussay, Technical Sales Engineer, Geotopo. “Alongside our work in land management, engineering and rail sectors, our teams dedicate time for architecture and heritage projects, working to preserve just some of the 40,000 listed historic monuments in France alone. As a geospatial technology specialist, we are aware of the great significance many of our historical monuments hold. One …

The light at the end of the tunnel

Words by Jon Bedford, Senior Geospatial Imaging Analyst, Historic England “Many historical projects hold great significance to a location’s cultural heritage, and indeed, its people. For our team at Historic England, this is the fundamental concept to our work in order to conserve pieces of our country’s history. That much was evident with our latest project, the Ramsgate Tunnels, a …

Reducing Scanning Time of Historic Sites from Weeks to Hours

Harriet Brewitt

48 hours to scan three historic sites in Israel – ambitious or impossible? Jamie Quartermaine from Oxford Archaeology, equipped with a handheld 3D mapping device from GeoSLAM, was determined to find out. Jamie’s first stop was the Schneller Building in Jerusalem. In its 160 year history it has been used as an orphanage, barracks and ammunition arsenal. Just last year, …