Drone Maps Christ the Redeemer

Yunus Emre Duyar
March 5th 2015

Christ the Redeemer is a famous landmark of Rio de Janeiro, standing on the 700-meter-high Corcovado Mountain. The current technology has not been able to replicate the statue perfectly, until now. PUC University of Rio de Janeiro teamed up with the 3D design company Pix4D and the Canadian drone company Aeryon to map out the statue in its most accurate state.

Drone flights of 19 minutes collected data of the statue. 2,090 separate images were stitched together to create the final outcome. A perfect 3D scan of the Christ might not be as necessary for the future of the humanity; however, the project clearly illustrates that drones could act as helping hands for us when we have physical limitations.

Check the video below to see how the team mapped out Christ the Redeemer.

Story and image via The Verge

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