Cool! California High School Students to Create 3D Archive of Mission Santa Ines
From the Santa Ynez Valley News:
Plans are still in the works for Santa Ynez Valley Union High School students to perform a 3D laser scan of Mission Santa Ines for digital preservation.
Led by teacher Chip Fenenga, the Environmental and Spatial Technologies program at the school is the first high school technology center for CyArk, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that describes itself as a “digital archive of the world’s heritage sites for preservation and education.”
Students enrolled in the program, better known as EAST, learn to use global positioning system (GPS) and geographical information system (GIS) devices. The classes are offered through the Santa Barbara County Regional Occupational Program (ROP), which offers job-training classes as part of students’ high school curriculum.
Fenenga plans to work with the University of San Francisco to scan Mission Santa Ines as part of the “El Camino Real” project to scan all of California’s 21 Spanish missions, four presidios and three pueblos over the next two to three years.
Learn More About the Project (Funding, Hardware, etc.)
See Also: Audio: The Making Of… The Digital El Camino Real (via KQED)
See Also: Digitally Preserving: El Camino Real de California (via CyArk)
See Also: Learn About All CyArk Heritage Site Projects
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