Iowa City Beer Caves LiDAR Scanning Project

The Iowa City Beer Cave (ICBC) LiDAR project is a collaboration by members of the University of Iowa community. This multi-discipline project includes members of the departments of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, Classics, Anthropology and the Office of the State Archaeologist,  Iowa Flood Center, and ICIGO - the undergraduate geographic outreach organization.  We are interested in this space from a variety of angles ranging from training and application of the terrestrial LiDAR system, local geography and history, creation and interaction with virtual environments, and outreach. We extend a special thank you to Marc Moen for allowing us access to the site. 

More information will be posted at this site as the project evolves so check back often. 

Beer Cave Fly-through 1 Beer Cave Fly-through 2
Beer Cave Fly-through 1 - Intensity Beer Cave Fly-through 1 - RGB Variant
We are:    
Adam Skibbe GIS Administrator Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
Dr. Sarah Bond Assistant Professor Department of Classics 
Dr. Michelle Wienhold  GIS Analyst Iowa Flood Center
Mark Anderson Research Archaeologist Iowa Office of State Archaeologist  
Marlin Ingalls Archaeological Historian Iowa Office of State Archaeologist  


In the news:

Mapping Iowa City's beer caves - Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City mapping beer caves with new technology - Cedar Rapids Gazette
Researchers studying underground tunnels in Iowa City - CBS Channel 2 Iowa
Iowa City Is Using Lasers To Map Its Abandoned Beer Caves - Atlas Obscura
Iowa City Maps Historic Beer Caves with LIDAR Scanning Tech - Government Technology 
University of Iowa students and staff study below Iowa City streets -