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Media Coverage on Lidar Scan of Brazil’s Famous Christ the Redeemer Statue
Jan 26, 2021 | By Velodyne Lidar

Geospatial mapping specialist GeoSLAM has produced a never-before-seen digital twin of the inside of the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue, before its 90th birthday restoration work begins.

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In a story in the Daily Mail, Ryan Morrison writes, “the new digital images will allow people to virtually explore this world-famous monument in ways never before been possible – inside and out.”

The Christ the Redeemer statue is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. GeoSLAM and CPE Tecnologia, their Brazilian dealer, completed the scan for the entire site within 45 minutes. They used GeoSLAM’s ZEB Horizon, a handheld 3D laser scanner equipped with Velodyne’s Puck LITE™ lidar sensor.

A post in Lidar News noted that “a series of 3D scans containing over 180 million points was captured, producing a comprehensive digital model of the giant monument.”

Thanks to the efforts of GeoSLAM and CPE Tecnologia the exquisite detail of this historic statue, which was built in 1931, can be viewed in a totally new light.

To read the entire Daily Mail article, please go to: Stunning 3D laser scans show the internal structure of Brazil’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue for the first time.

To read the complete Lidar News story, please go to: 3D Laser Scan Reveals Christ the Redeemer as You’ve Never Seen it Before.

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