• Check out this great educational animation showing how different parts of the hull come together for the 1889 "bugeye" oyster dredger and National Historic Landmark located at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

    HAER Surveys Log Bottom Bugeye Vessel, Edna E. Lockwood, in St. Michaels, Maryland - Duration: 106 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    The Heritage Documentation Program (HABS/HAER/HALS) of the U.S. National Park Service is producing documentation of the National Historic Landmark vessel EDNA E. LOCKWOOD at the Chesapeake Bay Mari...
  • We've created another fly-through animation of our recent Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation project in Skagway, Alaska. Check it out!

    HABS Fly-Through of First Presbyterian Church of Skagway, Alaska - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    Arriving in Skagway in the summer of 1899, the Rev. J. J. Walker, superintendent of missions for the Methodist church in Alaska, persuaded local Methodists to raise money for the construction of a ...
  • We've created another fly-through animation of our recent Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation project in Cordova, Alaska. Check it out!

    HABS Fly-through of Red Dragon Club House and St. George's Episcopal Church, Cordova, Alaska - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    Construction of what would become the Copper River & Northwestern Railway, built to provide access to the recently-discovered copper lodes at Kennecott, 196 miles inland, was begun in 1906. Micha...
  • We've added a new fly-through video to our HABS HAER HALS YouTube channel! Virtually visit Skayway's first City Hall building in Alaska.

    HABS Fly-Through of Skagway’s first City Hall Building, Alaska - Duration: 88 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    The construction of Skagway’s first City Hall building was begun in the autumn of 1897. A one-story (with attic), single-room structure, approximately 26’ square, City Hall was built with horizont...
  • We're sharing a new video animation produced from point cloud data of the Ellis Island Main Hospital Buildings. The video provides a unique view of the interior and exterior of the historic buildings showing deteriorating conditions further damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

    HABS Fly-through of Historic Main Hospital Buildings at Ellis Island, New York - Duration: 116 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    This animated fly-through of the Main Hospital Buildings is comprised of data from more than 180 individual laser scan stations, combined and textured with HDR panoramic photograph data. The render...
  • The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has produced a fly-through animation of the point cloud data captured while documenting historic Ellis Island, New York.

    HALS Fly-through of 3D Point Cloud of Historic Ellis Island, New York - Duration: 73 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    In summer 2014, the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) produced documentation of the cultural landscape of historic Ellis Island, New York. The documentation consisted of measured drawings,...
  • See this unique site and its hidden rock features inaccessible to park visitors in this aerial fly-through animation.

    Fly-through of Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Kohala, HI - Duration: 4 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site is located in the traditional district of Kohala on the island of Hawai`i and is situated on the northwest coastline of the island. The park is named for a ...
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site Tunnel Segment in 3D - Duration: 56 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    This visualization shows the collected terrestrial laser scan data for the segment 6, Revolutionary War era tunnel at the Ninety Six National Historic Site.

    Ninety Six National Historic Site is a...
  • The George Washington Bridge - Duration: 100 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    New York's George Washington Bridge as seen by the photographers of the HAER (Historic American Engineering Record).
  • 4670 Test Fly-through - Duration: 71 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) project from 2012. Rocket test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center. Modeled in AutoCAD from laser scan data.

    A more informative fly-through will prob...
  • Did you know that the center span of the Arlington Memorial Bridge (Spanning Potomac River between Lincoln Memorial & Arlington National Cemetery) is a drawbridge, or more specifically a two-leaf bascule span? It's true but it hasn't opened since 1965! HAER architects recently created an animation showing one leaf of the center span opening. Watch the animation see what's hidden inside the Arlington Memorial Bridge.

    HAER Animation Illustrates Arlington Memorial Bridge Bascule Span In Operation - Duration: 72 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    A fact unknown to most people who cross the Arlington Memorial Bridge today is that the center span was once a draw bridge, specifically a two-leaf bascule span, that opened to allow rather large ...
  • See historic totem poles of Sitka National Historical Park in a whole new way with this interpretative, fly-through animation produced by the Historic American Landscapes Survey.

    In addition to producing measured drawings documentation of these unique structures from the data obtained from the laser scanner, we are also able to produce interpretative products, such as this video, for our project partners.

    Historic Totem Pole Documentation, Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Beginning in 1903, Alaska district governor John Brady, based in the territorial capital of Sitka, assembled a remarkable collection of totem poles. The poles were brought to Sitka from various lo...
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