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Scots scan Mount Rushmore

20 May 2010

New footage available to download

A team of heritage conservators and digital design experts from Historic Scotland and the Digital Design Studio at the Glasgow School of Art are currently in the Black Hills of South Dakota to digitally record the international heritage landmark, Mount Rushmore.
The project is the first international site the team will scan with 3D laser scanners as part of the Scottish 10 - an ambitious five-year project to use cutting edge technology to create exceptionally accurate digital models of Scotland’s five UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites and five international sites.

Click this link to download 1 minute of footage of the team on Mount Rushmore and animations of the data already collected or watch on

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