On Television

USF AIST 3D scans a capsule used in training at Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 4 BOMARC building (courtesy AIST)
Historic Scans
What do a French arch, a Revolutionary War-era tunnel in South Carolina, and launch pads at Cape Canaveral have in common? They’re all sites recently captured by the 3D imaging tools of USF’S Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST). Find out more about their work and how it’s helping preserve important parts of history on University Beat on WUSF TV.

On the Radio

USF AIST's Jeff Du Vernay uses a 3D laser scanner to survey the underground tunnels at the Ninety-Six National Historic Site. (courtesy AIST)
Historic Scans

While some historic structures around the world are deteriorating, members of USF's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST) are using high-tech 3D imaging tools to help capture a virtual version of them for future use.
And as these tools get smaller and more powerful, the importance of their job grows. Find out more on this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

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Video extras

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Travis Doering, PhD, director of USF’s Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, or AIST, explains how 3D imaging works, and also talks about some of the other tools they use to put together a full virtual rendering of a structure.

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Lori Collins, PhD, director of USF’s Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, or AIST, talks about how 3D imaging tools have evolved: much smaller than before, but more powerful than ever.

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South Carolina Educational TV piece on AIST's work at the Ninety Six Historical Site and Fort Star.

For more information

USF Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST) webpage

USF AIST photo page

USF AIST is guest-hosting an exhibit at "3D Printing the Future" at MOSI in Tampa.



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