The boss of a business that produced a digital map of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro says the East Midlands is gaining a reputation in geospatial technology.
Graham Hunter is the founder and chief executive of GeoSLAM, an East Midlands company that provides services and technology for building 3D maps of objects, structures and buildings which it sells to customers around the world.
The firm’s lightweight tech uses lasers to bounce signals off objects to measure their size and shape, and the equipment can be handheld, carried on drones or mounted on cars.
A GeoSLAM team recently produced a digital twin of the interior and exterior of the 98 ft figure of Christ, which stands 2,320 ft above the city of Rio.
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