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GeoSLAM: When Visualskies needed to find a way to unearth ancient cities now covered in thick jungle, they chose the ZEB Horizon because of it’s adaptability and the option to mount it to a drone, which was key for this project.

Visualskies are a UK based company that focuses on aerial technology to provide surveying and photographic services for the construction, heritage and film/tv sectors.

In this video we hear from Duncan Lees, the 3D Scanning Specialist at Visualskies, talking about how the ZEB Horizon was used for capturing data on vegetation in Micronesia. The ZEB Horizon was mounted to a UAV to collect data across a tropical rainforest, to try and recall the remains that were almost impossible to see. The LiDAR scan penetrated through the tree canopy to reveal the remains of the lost city of Nan Madol in it’s digital form.

Duncan has vast experience in all aspects of 3D and provides his expertise in terrestrial LiDAR scanning, cyber scanning, close range laser scanning and photographic services.

Information about Geoslam:

We live in a data driven world. Our lives are full of data, and each day we create more. The team at GeoSLAM knew there had to be a way to digitalise 3D data capture, but make it faster, easier, and make it possible to scan places that would have been impossible to scan before. The old tools were blunt.

GeoSLAM brought mobile 3D data capture to market in 2013 in a joint venture with CSIRO with the launch of the ZEB1, the first handheld SLAM scanner powered by a smart algorithm that continues to develop and become more intelligent each time it’s used.


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We at Visualskies are incredibly proud of the work that we put into each and every project. Any support you could offer the company by sharing to professional networks would be greatly appreciated. Also we would love to hear from you about other services your company may desire, as we are always looking to expand into new ares.

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