Founders Rock, United States of America

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Project NameFounders Rock
CountryUnited States of America
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - TerrestrialN/A GBFaro Focus S120 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Site DescriptionIn 1876, as the founders of Rapid City, South Dakota planned the layout of the city, Founders Rock attracted much attention for its prehistoric Native American rock art. The site of modern-day Founders Park, located along Rapid Creek, was previously utilized by the native Lakota and Cheyenne groups as a camp site to aid their movement through the Black Hills. The area later became home to various industries, including Rapid City's first electric power plant, a lumber mill, and a meat-processing facility. Today, Founders Park is a popular destination for hikers and rock climbers, and Founders Rock is particularly iconic for its unique inscriptions.
Project DescriptionAfter a serious flood hit Rapid City, South Dakota in 1972, the city decided to shut down the various facilities and power plants that occupied Founders Park, turning the site into public parkland. Preservation authorities have expressed concern about the historic places within the existing park -- including Founders Rock -- and efforts are being made to protect its landmarks. In May, 2013, CyArk contributed to these preservation efforts and scanned Founders Rock using a Faro S120.
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Collection Date0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
Publication Date2021-04-20
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
Site AuthorityCity of Rapid City
2021: Founders Rock - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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