Our Special ‘Prestigious Projects’ Edition
This summer issue features an article about Chernobyl in Ukraine, where Lidar is being used to map radioactive hotspots stemming from the meltdown of the nuclear power plant more than three decades ago. From there, we take you to the Indonesian island of Sumatra; our editor Wim van Wegen provides an insight into the deployment of UAV-Lidar in combination with BIM in a project to construct the 2,700km Trans-Sumatra Toll Road (see page 19). Travelling the world from behind his desk, Wim has also written an article about the much harsher and more remote archipelago of the Faroe Islands in the northern Atlantic to highlight a crewless aerial mapping project (see page 15). Meanwhile, on page 22 of this issue, you will find an interview with Chris Fisher. Besides being an archaeologist, National Geographic Explorer and professor of anthropology at Colorado State University, USA, Fisher is also founder of the Earth Archive.