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Using 3-D scans to digitally preserve California’s missions

San Juan Bautista, a Central Coast mission founded in 1797

Using cutting-edge 3D scanning technology, crews from a nonprofit called CyArk have wedged themselves into seldom-seen spaces in four of the state’s 21 missions, bouncing 50,000 laser beams a second off centuries-old timbers. The idea is to map the fragile structures more precisely than they’ve ever been, creating virtual 3D models accurate down to millimeters.

via Group using 3-D scans to digitally preserve California’s missions – latimes.com.