Somme American Cemetery, France


General Attributes
DOI10.26301/dh5p-q964
Project NameSomme American Cemetery
CountryFrance
StatusUpcoming
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Spatial DataComing Soon
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial8.33 GBCanon EOS 6D DSLR
Photogrammetry - Aerial3.31 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
LiDAR - Terrestrial9.65 GBFaro Focus X330 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Background
Site DescriptionThe World War I Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in France is sited on a gentle slope typical of the open, rolling Picardie countryside. The 14.3-acre cemetery contains the graves of 1,844 of our military dead. Most lost their lives while serving in American units attached to British armies, or in operations near Cantigny. The headstones, set in regular rows, are separated into four plots by paths that intersect at the flagpole near the top of the slope. The longer axis leads to the chapel at the eastern end of the cemetery. A massive bronze door surmounted by an American eagle leads into the chapel, whose outer walls contain sculptured pieces of military equipment. Once inside, light from a cross-shaped crystal window above the marble altar bathes the subdued interior with light. The walls bear the names of 333 of the missing. A rosette marks the name of the soldier listed on the Walls of the Missing that has since been recovered and identified.
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 Somme American Cemetery chapel was 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: Somme American Cemetery - Photogrammetry - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial , LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/dh5p-q964

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