|Grosmont Church PNG – Image from the registered point cloud data (Aberystwyth University)|
|Point cloud from photos|
While the usefulness of scanning buildings is clear there is a particular digital/pastoral beauty to landscapes captured this way. As they are often captured from just one viewpoint their information (like a photograph) is partial and dependent on point of view. The uncontained nature of landscape in this instance more clearly parallels the laser with our own vision, somewhat near-sighted.