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Scanning Easter Island

After a serendipitous precession of followed links this afternoon I stumbled across Autodesk’s scanning project on Easter Island. The premise for the project is that officials of Rapa Nui are using the detailed scans of the island to preserve the cultural history of the island while at the same time using the data to understand the how future development of the tourism industry on the island will impact its historical treasures. There is a diary of the project here.

Another screenshot of the AutoDesk Project on Easter Island

AutoDesk’s Project on Easter Island

After our exploration into the prospect of scanning mines, and experiencing the actual size of an underground mine during the tour of the Pogo Mine, I have a new appreciation for the scale and effort involved in the Easter Island project.

Walkway Over Cyanide Pools

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