Laser scanner touted for historic preservation

The Brownsville Herald-Last week, the Texas Tech University College of Architecture professor stood beneath a black umbrella at the corner of 13th and Madison in Brownsville as a $200,000 three-dimensional laser scanning system bounced beams against the Cueto building, where the UTB-TSC Center for Civic Engagement is located. At 1-inch increments, the laser relayed spatial coordinates to a nearby computer.

Give Elizabeth Louden a few minutes, and she’ll make a good point—in fact, she’ll make thousands.

Last week, the Texas Tech University College of Architecture professor stood beneath a black umbrella at the corner of 13th and Madison in Brownsville as a $200,000 three-dimensional laser scanning system bounced beams against the Cueto building, where the UTB-TSC Center for Civic Engagement is located. At 1-inch increments, the laser relayed spatial coordinates to a nearby computer.

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