In the summer 2012, the National Geographic Channel assembled a team of trained investigators to visit several sites where UFOs allegedly have been sighted. The Channel aired the results of its investigation in its program ”Chasing UFOs”. The team used an instrument that combines advanced imaging with high-accuracy surveying capabilities (Topcon’s IS-3 imaging station) in attempting to unearth new evidence in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.
As mentioned in the attached illustrated article: ”The IS-3 basically combines the power, accuracy and speed of a total station with the auto-scanning capabilities of a laser scanner. It features dual digital imaging cameras that show a real-time color ~on the touch LCD display. A grid feature locks preset points to their exact position on the image, even when the instrument is rotated. The instrument has the longest scanning range in the industry at up to 6,500 feet_ It provides industry-best accuracy, automatic scanning speed and on-board features designed to provide quicker scanning definition, faster image collection and real-time preview of scanned data. It can utilize Topcon ImageMastcr software that produces “photography with dimension,” an alternative to laser scanning. The IS-3 has WLAN capability and can be controlled remotely”.
The on-line article provides interesting information how this IS-3 modern tool has been used on different sites for finding physical evidence.
Source: location of object at predicted reentry time
Article with pictures: ChasingUFOs_Vol9No9