• 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.

    • 3 weeks 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.

    • 2 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.

    • 2 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.

    • 11 months 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.

    • 9 months 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...
  • We've posted a new fly-through video animation on our HABS/HAER/HALS YouTube Channel. This video provides a unique perspective of the best preserved pu'uhonua, or place of refuge, at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park recently documented by the Historic American Landscapes Survey.

    Fly-through of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau NHP, Honaunau, HI - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Located on the west coast of the island of Hawaii on Honaunau Bay, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park encompasses the best preserved pu'uhonua, or place of refuge, where criminals, defea...
  • We've just posted a new fly-through animation of Bravo Test Area in Area II of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in California. This video helps illustrate how once a historic site is recorded with a high-definition laser scanner and 3D modeling is completed, HAER measured and interpretive drawings are produced to become part of the official documentation for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection - the nation's largest archive of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation - in ...

    HAER Fly-through Animation of Bravo Test Area with Measured Drawings & Large Format Photographs - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Area II of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory was the proving ground for numerous rocket engines and components designed and developed by Rocketdyne for NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army's ...
  • We've uploaded a new animation of the Space Shuttle Discovery currently being documented by HAER. The video provides some unique views of the Orbiter through point cloud fly-throughs and large format photographs, and shows how 3D mesh and solid models are used to generate HAER measured and interpretive drawings for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection in the Library of Congress.

    HAER Documentation of OV-103 (Space Shuttle Discovery) - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) was NASA's third orbiter to join their fleet. It was the first Orbiter built solely for operations and not for testing and benefited from the knowledge gained from...
  • 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.

    • 3 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.

    • 6 months 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...
  • We've posted fly-through animation of the HABS documentation of the Arctic Brotherhood Hall in Skagway, Alaska on our YouTube Channel.

    HABS Fly-through of the Arctic Brotherhood Hall in Skagway, Alaska - Duration: 118 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    The Arctic Brotherhood was a fraternal organization founded by a group of gold seekers on board a steamer bound for Skagway in 1899. Upon arrival, they undertook the construction of their meeting ...
  • HAER Fly-through of West Union Bridge, Spanning Sugar Creek, Montezuma, Indiana - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    West Union Bridge (HAER IN-105) is the work of the prolific Indiana covered bridge builder Joseph J. Daniels (1826-1916) and is an excellent example of his use and development of the Burr Arch Trus...
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