Pittsburgh-area firm preserves ancient Italian city in laser light

Nov 09, 2016 497

Rich Celender stood inside an ancient Roman bath just outside the Italian city of Volterra. His LiDAR rig shot millions of laser scans at the ancient walls and ruins, collecting billions of points of data.

"It was surreal, standing within a Roman bath from 3,000 years ago," said Celender, a vice president of civil engineering at Civil & Environmental Consultants in Robinson. "Who knows what type of history took place there, and here we are scanning it to try to preserve it."

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