A new way of producing maps with lasers to create three-dimensional images has been tested in Bournemouth, England.
Ordnance Survey has used the system to produce a detailed computerised map of the town centre.
The map is the result of a three-year trial and the agency says it could revolutionise the way maps are produced and used.
Every metre of the town was captured using land-based and aerial surveys with high-accuracy lasers.
The lasers, which use 700 million points of light, plot detail including terrain, vegetation and buildings. The road network and aerial imagery were added to complete the maps.
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