Category Archives: Lidar/Imaging

A Digital Twin of Bandelier National Monument

Two graduate students, Gracie Meek and Jialei Tang from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, are capturing the past with new geospatial digital tools. Their recent project at the Bandelier National Monument is a remarkable intersection of cultural heritage and cutting-edge technology.

Sea Life in Seattle

Laser scanning helped the city create an aquarium great for wildlife and visitors Seattle, Washington, renowned for its vibrant cultural scene and breathtaking natural landscapes, is set to welcome a groundbreaking addition to its skyline: the Seattle Aquarium. Spearheaded by Turner Construction, recognized for its expertise in large-scale projects, this endeavor promises to redefine the...

Topobathymetric Lidar Tackles Great Lakes Coastal Mapping Project 

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is an effort to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world—the Great Lakes. As a part of this initiative, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has an ongoing effort to update all its bathymetric maps in the Great Lakes region, including advanced maps...

Saving Alcatraz (Digitally)

The infamous island is under attack by climate change, rising sea levels, and old age. Can scanning it from the sky and on the ground preserve it? When the first functional photogrammetry uncrewed aviation vehicles (UAVs) became mainstream technology around 2013, geodesists and land surveyors around the world adopted these flying wonders as an innovative...

Introducing Exyn Nexys –

A modular mapping and surveying ecosystem that allows users to quickly capture highly accurate, colorized, real-time 3D point clouds in complex, dangerous, or inhospitable environments like those in the mining, AEC, and geospatial industries.