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New Zealand is a world-leader in applying 3D photography and virtual reality to its crime scene investigation and other applications.

As well as spherical photographs and 3D representations of exhibits, more recently, ESR is incorporating the use of virtual reality (VR) as a means of investigate crime scenes and take the viewer on a virtual tour of the scene. The first court case to incorporate 3D presentation and VR capability was Operation Pencarrow, a Police siege where over 40 shots were fired. 

ESR is now working with a number of new partners on how this technology can be applied to other sectors, including visually preserving Maori cultural assets and capturing other complex scenes.

Trajectories of shots fired in house

Operation Pencarrow: trajectories of shots fired in house