St. Mihiel American Cemetery, France


General Attributes
DOI10.26301/67nh-xc30
Project NameSt. Mihiel American Cemetery
CountryFrance
StatusUpcoming
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial14.4 GBFaro Focus X330 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Aerial0.326 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial7.84 GBCanon EOS 6D DSLR
Background
Site DescriptionThe St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial is located at the west edge of Thiaucourt (Meurthe-et-Moselle), France. The 40.5 acres (16.4 ha) cemetery contains the graves of 4,153 American military dead from World War I. The majority of these died in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel, an offensive that resulted in the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient that threatened Paris. The burial area is divided by Linden alignment trees and paths into four equal plots. At the center is a large sundial surmounted by an American eagle. To the west is a statue of a World War I soldier and at the eastern end is a semi-circular overlook dominated by a sculpture representing a victory vase. Beyond the burial area to the south is the white stone memorial consisting of a small chapel, a peristyle with a large rose-granite funeral urn at its center, and a map building. The chapel contains a beautiful mosaic portraying an angel sheathing his sword. On two walls of the museum are recorded the names of 284 of the missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. On the wall facing the door is a large map of inlaid marble depicting the St. Mihiel Offensive.
Project DescriptionTo honor the centennial anniversary of the First World War, CyArk partnered with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) to document eight military cemetery chapels dedicated to the American armed forces throughout Europe. The Saint-Mihiel Cemetery memorial, chapel and map room were documented in August 2016 using LiDAR laser scanning and aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry. CyArk’s digital documentation allows people who are unable to physically visit the site to experience the monument and remember those who gave their lives for their country.
Additional InformationLearn more
Collection Date2016-08-06 to 2016-08-07
Publication Date2020-06-22
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
Entities
ContributorsN/A
CollectorsCyArk
FundersN/A
PartnersN/A
Site AuthorityAmerican Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
Citation
2020: St. Mihiel American Cemetery - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/67nh-xc30

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