LIDAR scanning allows for the digitisation of locations and buildings in full colour and 3 dimensions. The data sets produced can then be for a wide range of applications: as a reference for the creation of measured drawings; as an annotated teaching tool for interactive viewing online or as a 3D environment to be explored in Virtual Reality.
Throughout the summer uCreate Studio staff will be active scanning Edinburgh buildings and locations sites by request. Data will be made available on Datashare and training resources, workshops and advice sessions will be provided on the run up to term start to help you and your students make the most of these assets. Have a site in mind for your teaching next year? Fill out our request form and we’ll work to capture a high quality LIDAR point cloud ready for use next year.