Municipalities, non-profits, and private citizens around the world have taken on the job of maintaining and preserving historic sites for the benefit of future generations. Surveying and laser scanning in particular, offer the most detailed and cost effective methods for documenting historic sites of all kinds. Archeological sites around the world are being mapped with laser scanning through CYARK and the Kacyra Family Foundation. While these services are undoubtedly beneficial, imagine the knowledge that was lost when these sites ceased to be maintained.
GDM offers a wide variety of services for documenting sites of historic significance. From full HABS/HAER documentation to "Scan & Can" services for insurance purposes, GDM has the ability to capture an amazing amount of detail over an incredibly short period of time. Through the use of HDR photography and phase based laser scanning we can capture spatial information with photorealistic representations that are all at engineering grade accuracy. The level of detail can be quite stunning. Aside from the basics of structure shape, size and orientation; all visible objects are recorded. The moldings, furniture, artwork, graffiti, plant life, etc.
The ability to reuse the same data for Engineers, Architects, Historians, Augmented Reality, and Public Relations campaigns provides for a significant return on your investment in technical documentation. Best of all, our data is all digital from the first raw point to the final deliverables. This allows for the ready dissemination of site information to professionals and the public alike through a full range of multimedia options.