Capturing Machu Picchu for preservation
Located 2 430 meters above sea level, Machu Picchu is under constant threat from the weather. Preservation of this 500 year old citadel is of increasing concern. Accurate data captured from above will assist those preserving the site in monitoring it.
That’s why, in 2014, a team from Trimble took their Trimble UX5 on a 3.5 hour train ride up the mountain to capture the site from the air.
Read about their adventure and see some amazing scans and photos from the day on the Trimble UAS website.