Accession Number:

AD1049292

Title:

3-D Scanning of Headstones at the U.S. Naval Plot, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ERDC-CERL CHAMPAIGN United States

Report Date:

2017-11-17

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The site of this study was Mount Moriah Cemetery, a historic cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Several historical types of headstones dating from the middle of the 19th through the middle of the 20th century were imaged with a Leica P40 laser scanner. The objective of this study was to use three-dimensional laser imagining to collect specifics of lettering fonts and placement for appropriate replication. At least three scanning stations were used for each headstone. A total of 67 scans were taken. Lettering was traced and provided in digital format. These letters were further processed in AutoCAD. Three-dimensional imaging provided useful information that can be modeled and replicated for reconstruction of headstones.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Optics
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE