Chateau-Thierry American Monument, France


General Attributes
DOI10.26301/xgje-dv75
Project NameChateau-Thierry American Monument
CountryFrance
StatusUpcoming
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Spatial DataComing Soon
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial3.53 GBFaro Focus X330 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial35.5 GBCanon EOS 6D DSLR
Photogrammetry - Aerial11.1 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
Background
Site DescriptionThe World War I Chateau-Thierry American Monument, designed by Paul Cret, is located on a hill two miles west of Chateau-Thierry, France, and commands a wide view of the valley of the Marne River. It commemorates the sacrifices and achievements of the Americans and French before and during the Aisne-Marne and Oise-Aisne offensives. The monument, also known as the American Aisne-Marne Memorial or Le Monument americain a cote 204, consists of an impressive double colonnade rising above a long terrace. On its west facade are heroic sculptured figures representing the United States and France. On its east facade is a map showing American military operations in this region and an orientation table pointing out the significant battle sites. German advances in late May 1918 led to the 3rd Division joining the fight. Its units assisted French troops in preventing the Germans from crossing the Marne River. The 3rd Division held the south bank of the Marne until the French American counteroffensive forced German withdrawal. It earned the nickname 'Rock of the Marne.' At the nearby cemeteries rest those Americans who gave their lives in the service of their country.
Project DescriptionTo honor the centennial anniversary of the First World War, CyArk partnered with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) to document structures dedicated to the American armed forces throughout Europe. The Chateau-Thierry American Monument was documented in February 2018 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.
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Collection Date2018-02-25 to 2018-03-02
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: Chateau-Thierry American Monument - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/xgje-dv75

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