CAST to be featured in new PBS series "Time Scanners"

   

CAST to be featured in new PBS series "Time Scanners"
6/18/2014 12:33:19 PM

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas will be featured in an upcoming series to air nationally on PBS that took CAST researchers to historic sites around the world.

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas, recognized as one of the world’s preeminent research centers in the field of geospatial analysis, will be featured in an upcoming series to air nationally on PBS.

Time Scanners, scheduled to debut in July, took CAST researchers to historic locations around the world, including the pyramids in Egypt, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the ancient desert city of Petra. Working with Steve Burrows, one of the world’s foremost structural engineers and the brains behind the famous Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, we used our cutting-edge mobile laser scanners to collect billions of measurements to form what is known as a point cloud, which not only provided an incredible 3-D perspective of these structures but also solved some of the greatest engineering mysteries of our time.

The EAST Initiative is excited about the national and international prominence this series will bring to the University of Arkansas and CAST, which was founded in 1991 in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

The series is scheduled to air locally the evenings of July 1, July 8 and July 15 on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

 

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