Normandy American Cemetery, France

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Project NameNormandy American Cemetery
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial29.60 GBFaro Focus X330 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial22.67 GBNikon D810 , Phase One IQ3 DSLR , Medium Format Digital
Photogrammetry - Aerial28.06 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
Site DescriptionOverlooking the English Channel, the headstones of thousands of American soldiers who lost their lives in battles along the French coast are a reminder of the area's turbulent history. The US First Army established the cemetery following the D-Day attack on June 8, 1944. It was the first of a total of thirteen World War II cemeteries that the United States would establish on European soil, reflecting the massive loss of life of the deadliest war in history. Seemingly never-ending lines of stark white crosses communicate not only the loss of life, but also the significant personal impact that the war had on fellow surviving soldiers and loved ones back home. Today, the site is a place of remembrance for family members, local residents, and visitors from around the world to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in French waters and soil, turning the tide of the war in favor of Allied forces.
Project DescriptionIn 2018, CyArk traveled to Normandy, France to digitally capture and archive the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. This project was in continuation of CyArk's prior work in the area preserving sites associated with the Allied-led attack on German-occupied France during World War II, also known as D-Day. Working with the American Battle Monuments Commission, CyArk conducted an aerial survey using techniques in photogrammetry and laser scanning to document important structures. Documentation included indexing and photographing 9,386 headstones, providing site managers with high quality and easily accessible photographs to share with loved ones and family members.
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Collection Date2018-08-26 to 2018-09-03
Publication Date2019-04-18
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
FundersAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
Site AuthorityAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
CyArk 2019: Normandy American Cemetery - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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