San Antonio Missions - Mission Espada, United States of America
|San Antonio Missions - Mission Espada
|United States of America
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|LiDAR - Terrestrial
|Located along the San Antonio River in Texas, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park encompasses five Spanish Colonial sites: Mission Concepción, Mission Espada, Mission San José, Mission San Juan, and the Espada Aqueduct. These outposts were originally built to expand and defend the Spanish frontier and spread Christianity to local Native American populations, but also acted as centers of agricultural production, weaving, iron working, and carpentry. Today, the San Antonio Missions represent the largest collection of Spanish Colonial missions in the United States.
|In the spring of 2010, CyArk collaborated with the National Park Service and Los Compadres, now known as Mission Heritage Partners, to digitally preserve San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. CyArk partnered with Critigen, a geospatial consulting company which used laser scanning and digital photography to document the missions. The 3D data was used by site managers for the continued preservation of the missions as well as the creation of interactive educational materials. The documentation was also used to inform the sites' application for inscription to the UNESCO World Heritage List, to which it was successfully inscribed in 2015.
|Google Arts & Culture
|2010-01-20 to 2010-02-02
|CyArk 2020: San Antonio Missions - Mission Espada - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by Critigen , CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/gke9-zf09