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 National Geographic features Vassar College’s analysis of Gothic Cathedrals through “exquisite precision” of Leica Geosystems laser scanners
 CNN features Leica Geosystems HDS technology and its founder in technology segment
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 The visionary origins of Leica Geosystems HDS business and laser scanning products
 UK's Plowman Craven cautions success in Scan-to-BIM still involves expertise
 SPAR launches new SPAR Insider podcast series with Leica Geosystems HDS executive Geoff Jacobs
 Regional survey society uses Leica HDS solutions to train, aid maintenance at local museum
 Leica C10 and Cyclone help analyze structural integrity of threatened local heritage in South Africa
 Leica ScanStation C10 reduces cost, improves accuracy on aging dam civil survey
 Leica C10, CloudWorx bring big benefits to small firm's football field/track renovation project
 HxGN LIVE 2014 showcased cutting-edge 3D immersive technology utilizing Leica ScanStation P20 data
 University's Leica ScanStation C10 aids important Canadian archaeological discovery
 HDS Highlighted in GW’s Review of HxGN LIVE 2014
 Leica C10 laser scanner reveals hidden geometry of Washington National Cathedral
 Hexagon goes “Beyond the Machine” to create synergistic solutions with its HDS technology
 Aging New York World’s Fair towers scanned with Leica C10 to better guide restoration decisions
 Airport tower construction uses Leica ScanStation C10, Cyclone for pre-fabrication of 1000 trusses
 Boston land survey firm's ScanStations C10 and P20 pay dividends on business success
 Major, New “Time Scanners” TV series features Leica HDS laser scanners
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  Leica HDS featured in web video of “TED” presentation by Ben Kacyra, CyArk
  Historic Scotland features Leica HDS laser scanners in six Youtube videos
  Leica HDS scanners featured in Historic Scotland's heritage projects
  Using Leica HDS Scanners for Theme Park As-builts
  Using Leica HDS laser scanning systems for movies and video games
  Nine-page review of Hexagon 2011 conference, The American Surveyor
  GW magazine reviews Hexagon 2011 conference
  Professional Surveyor Magazine editor TJ Frazier reviews Hexagon 2011 conference
  Using Leica ScanStation 2 plus Cyclone
  GEOInformatics magazine reviews Hexagon 2011 conference in July/August issue
  Preserving Auburn's Roots with ScanStation C10 Laser Scanner
  GEOInformatics interview with Geoff Jacobs
  Leica Laser Scanning Tools Aid Theater Restoration
  ScanStation C10 proves ideal for safe, accurate Electrical Power Substation surveys
  Complementary Application-specific Expertise for Laser Scanning
  GEOInformatics Review of Leica Geosystems HDS Worldwide User Conference 2010
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Leica HDS featured in web video of “TED” presentation by Ben Kacyra, CyArk

This movie treats the viewer to a very special presentation given by Ben Kacyra, CyArk, at the GlobalTED conference (July 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland) on the use of 3D laser scanning for the digital preservation and "sharing" of heritage sites around the globe.
The movie includes a live scan of the audience with a Leica ScanStation C10 scanner. Kacyra founded Cyra Technologies to pioneer laser scanning technology in the 1990's. In 2001 Leica Geosystems acquired Cyra and this Leica Geosystems business unit has continued as the acknowledged market-leading developer and supplier of 3D laser scanners and point cloud software. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) began in 1984 as a prestigious conference where, according to the BBC, "big thinkers discuss big ideas among the many of the world's leading scientists, academics and business leaders." In 2007, when the best of these presentations - each is 18 minutes, max - were made available free, online, "TEDTalks" as they are now known became an instant internet sensation. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Frank Gehry, Jane Goodall, Al Gore, Billy Graham, Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Quincy Jones, Bono. Yet often the real stars have been the unexpected - like Ben Kacyra showcasing the use of Leica HDS tools for the betterment of humanity.

"... consistently the best thing you can watch on the internet: the TED talks. Brilliant people, in the true sense of the word."
Guardian UK 

"At around this time of year, it seems the Internet is 35 percent TEDTalks ... there's something about these videos that seems to have captured the Web's shiny, aspirational spirit." 
Toronto Globe and Mail 

" ... the annual Technology, Entertainment and Design conference is the place for glimpses into the future." 
Wall Street Journal 

TED Talk
Ben Kacyra: Ancient wonders captured in 3D
July 2011 - Edinburgh Scotland
Recorded at TEDGLOBAL 2011

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