Scots Aim Lasers at Landmarks

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Place: 
Edinburgh
Scotland
United States of America
South Dakota

By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
Published: November 4, 2009, New York Times

EDINBURGH — Come April a small team of experts from the Glasgow School of Art and the government heritage entity Historic Scotland will fly to South Dakota at the behest of an organization called CyArk and the United States National Park Service. They will make laser scans and computer models of Mount Rushmore...What results should be the most complete and precise three-dimensional models ever of the site, millions of times more detailed and accurate than the best photographs or films, precise down to the tiniest fraction of a millimeter.  Perserved With Lasers

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/05/arts/design/05abroad.html?emc=eta1