LiDAR- light detection and ranging - is a surveying method that uses pulsed laser light to measure distance, and to create 3D digital representations of physical surface characteristics. The University of Edinburgh’s uCreate Studio and the Centre for Data, Culture and Society, have two portable Leica BLK360 Lidar Scanners, which can be loaned out to staff and students, following appropriate training. The 3D datasets maintained here are those created by University of Edinburgh staff and students, using our LiDAR systems, which are then made available to be used by others in their research and art practices.

Image credit: Pointcloud visualisation of Old College Courtyard, Asad Khan. The Entropy Project. 2018: The Entropy Project

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Items in this Collection

  • Drumlanrig Castle 

    Mols, Nick
    A Scan of Drumlanrig Castle, 55 Scan locations, captured with a Leica BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • ESALA Workshop 

    Boyd, Mike; University of Edinburgh
    A Scan of The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) workshop, 5 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • Captains Bar Façade 

    Marcos, Yana; Tjukova, Olga
    A Scan of Captains Bar and surrounding buildings, 2 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • Feshie River Bed 

    Sinclair, Hugh
    A Scan of a river bed (Feshie), 8 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Feshie
  • Old College Courtyard 

    Boyd, Mike; Mols, Nick; Khan, Asad
    A Scan of University of Edinburgh Old College Courtyard, 38 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • St Cecilias 1812 Hall 

    Boyd, Mike; Deters, Sarah; Nex, Jenny; Santa Maria Bouquet, Jonathan
    A Scan of the 1812 Hall at St. Cecilia's Hall, 8 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • ECA Glass Workshop 

    Marcos, Yana; Tjukova, Olga
    A Scan of Edinburgh College of Art Glass Workshop, 12 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • Royal Mile Mercat Cross and Adam Smith Statue 

    Mols, Nick
    A Scan of a section of the Royal Mile including the Mercat Cross and statue of Adam Smith, 7 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • St Cecilias Concert Hall 

    Boyd, Mike; Mols, Nick; Khan, Asad
    A Scan of the Concert Hall at St. Cecilia's Hall, 13 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • ECA Textiles Workshop 

    Boyd, Mike; University of Edinburgh
    A Scan of Edinburgh College of Art Textiles Workshop, 7 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • Edinburgh Scrapyard 

    Angus, Cameron
    A Scan of a scrapyard in Edinburgh and surrounding houses, 10 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • Dynamic Earth 

    Bharadwaj Prakash, Rahul; Serefoglu, Irem
    A Scan of the Dynamic Earth interior, 22 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • ECA Casting Workshop 

    Marcos, Yana; Tjukova, Olga
    A Scan of Edinburgh College of Art Casting Workshop, 2 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format.
  • 55 George Square during Edinburgh Festival 

    Mols, Nick; Khan, Asad; Boyd, Mike
    A Scan of 55 George Square during Edinburgh Festival, 8 Scan locations, captured with a BLK 360, registered using Autodesk Recap Pro, exported to .e57 file format. At the time of scanning this building was the location for ...