Mexico City National Cemetery, Mexico

General Attributes
Project NameMexico City National Cemetery
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial7.84 GBLeica P40 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial4.65 GBCanon EOS 6D DSLR
Site DescriptionThe Mexico City National Cemetery was established in 1851 by Congress to gather the American dead of the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) that lay in the nearby fields and to provide burial space for Americans that died in the vicinity. The remains were gathered in 1851 and buried in a common grave at this cemetery. They were not identified so they are classified as unknown soldiers. A small monument marks the common grave of 750 unidentified American dead of the War of 1847. In this one-acre area are also placed the remains of 813 Americans and others in wall crypts on either side of the cemetery. The cemetery was closed to further burials in 1923.
Project DescriptionIn March 2016, the CyArk Field Team travelled to Mexico City to document the Mexico City National Cemetery. The site is one of twenty-five military cemeteries located around the world that are managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). CyArk employed a variety of technologies including traditional 3D laser scanning, structured light scanning and 360 degree photography to capture as much detail as possible from the site. The digital record will be archived through CyArk’s partnership with Iron Mountain, providing a lasting record that will enable site conservators to monitor and compare deterioration of the headstones over time.
Collection Date2016-03-07 to 2016-03-10
Publication Date2020-06-22
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
Site AuthorityAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
2020: Mexico City National Cemetery - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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