Click on “Fly-through” the Red Dragon and St. George’s, courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey office, a branch of the National Park Service. This 2-minute video is described below. NOTE that the photo above shows the church in 1982, just after the roof had been replaced and a new paint job completed!
The Red Dragon and St. George’s Episcopal Church were documented by the Heritage Documentation Programs division of the National Park Service, sponsored by the NPS Alaska Regional Office. HDP architects Jeremy Mauro, John Wachtel, and Mark Schara captured data using a combination of traditional hand measuring together with high-definition surveying. A Leica Scanstation C10 3-d laser scanner was used to create the point cloud, rendered with applied panophotographs in Leica Cyclone. The fly-through animation of the point cloud was executed in Pointools by Jeremy Mauro.
The video contains no spoken word. and is best viewed in HD or at a high resolution setting. To change the viewing setting on YouTube, click on the “gear” icon at the bottom of the viewing window and adjust the resolution to a higher setting.
Learn more about the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the Heritage Documentation Programs at http://www.nps.gov/hdp/