Fort York National Historic Site, Canada

General Attributes
Project NameFort York National Historic Site
Spatial DataDownload (Links to all available data types will be emailed)
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Data Bounds (approx.)

Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial49.73 GBFaro Focus X330 , Faro Focus M70 Phase Based Laser Scanner , Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry50.99 GBNikon D810 , DJI Phantom 4 Pro DSLR , Drone
Site DescriptionCanada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and 1813 battle site, Fort York marks the birthplace of modern day Toronto, Canada. The fort was a site of major battle between the United States and Britain just a decade after the revolutionary war. Troops at the fort consisting of British, Canadians, Mississaugas, and Ojibways defended the fort against 2,700 American soldiers. With over three times as many soldiers the Americans forced the British to retreat. American troops occupied the the city of York for six days, burning down buildings and looting homes. The city of York would remain in the hands of the British at the end of the war, but Fort York's landscape, marked with original buildings from the war of 1812, remains a significant place for understanding colonial influence on the roots of Ontario as a province and Canada as a nation.
Project DescriptionPartnering with Iron Mountain in 2017, CyArk documented Fort York as part of an innovative preservation initiative commemorating 'Canada 150.' Using terrestrial LiDAR scanning, photogrammetry, and aerial drone photography, CyArk created a digital record of the eight buildings and surrounding earthworks that make up the site. Site mangers were able to use the data CyArk collected to determine the exact location of a historic ammunition magazine that had been previously unconfirmed. Canadian conservators will continue to use this data to monitor site conditions and help guide archaeological field work in the future.
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Collection Date2017-10-02 to 2017-10-06
Publication Date2019-04-18
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
FundersIron Mountain
Site AuthorityCity of Toronto
CyArk 2019: Fort York National Historic Site - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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