Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico

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Project NameMexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial171.86 GBFaro Focus X330 , Faro Focus S350 Phase Based Laser Scanner , Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial187.76 GBNikon D810 , Phase One IQ3 DSLR , Medium Format Digital
Photogrammetry - Aerial103.57 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
Site DescriptionBuilt on top of the capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral exemplifies the dynamic nature of a city and nation influenced by its indigenous and colonial histories. The Cathedral complex is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico and composed of four buildings: the cathedral, the sagrario or sacristy, the Capilla de las Animas, and the Ex curia building. The expansively ornate cathedral draws visitors from around the world and remains an active religious center for Mexicans today.
Project DescriptionIn November 2018 CyArk documented the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral in collaboration with the Directorate General of Sites and Monuments and the Secretaria de Cultura, Agenda Digital de Cultura. Citibanamex Compromiso Social supported the project. Subject to earthquake damage over the centuries of its existence, a 2017 earthquake caused further damage to the structure. Using laser scanning technology, photogrammetry, and drones, CyArk digitally capturing details of the structure today. This information will aid site managers in restoration work and preserving the cathedral, one of Mexico's most important religious and historic sites.
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Collection Date2018-09-19 to 2018-09-29
Publication Date2019-04-18
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
FundersCitibanamex Compromiso Social
PartnersDireccion General de Sitios y Monumentos , Agenda Digital de Cultura
Site AuthorityArquidiócesis de México
CyArk 2019: Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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