Angel Island Immigration Station, United States of America

General Attributes
Project NameAngel Island Immigration Station
CountryUnited States of America
Spatial DataDownload (Links to all available data types will be emailed)
Data Bounds (approx.)

Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial0.57 GBFaro Focus S350 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Aerial22.4 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial77.6 GBNikon D810 DSLR
Site DescriptionFrom 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island Immigration Station in California functioned as a Detention Center for people immigrating to the United States through the West Coast. Many of the people that passed through Angel Island came from Asia but also South America, Russia, Mexico, Australia, and Canada. Hundreds of inscriptions mark the walls of the former Immigration Station Detention Center including poems, names, dates, and images. Inscribed by detainees, the writing on the wall provides insight into the lives of those detained on the island. The Angel Island Immigration Station is one of only two National Historic Landmarks in the United States focused on Asian and Asian American history.
Project DescriptionIn October 2020 CyArk documented the the Immigration Station using aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry as well as LiDAR or laser scanning. The data collected was used as the basis for the creation of virtual guided tour of the site, allowing virtual visitors to observe details of select poetry and inscriptions on the walls and gain new insight into the complexities of American immigration history within the 3D digital space. The project was completed in partnership with Angel Island State Park, the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and with the generous support of Iron Mountain.
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Collection Date2021-10-19 to 2021-10-21
Publication Date2023-04-04
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
FundersIron Mountain
PartnersAngel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Site AuthorityAngel Island State Park
2023: Angel Island Immigration Station - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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