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50 years ago the 1964 Worlds Fair in Queens, NY hosted over 51 million visitors. The New York State Pavilion was the tallest and largest pavilion, and showcased the architecture of "tomorrow". Now a designated National Treasure, the structures of the #NYSPavilion  are in disrepair and with an estimated need of $40-70 million dollars worth of restoration, its future is uncertain. We, and our partners at the University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation & Training, need your help to digitally preserve the Pavilion to aide its future restoration while making all the data fully available to the public. Please pledge to our first ever #Kickstarterhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyark/3d-preservation-of-a-national-treasure
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We've got Apps for you!

FREE Fort Laramie iPhone/iPad App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fort-laramie/id464120855?mt=8

San Antonio Missions:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/san-antonio-missions-virtual/id503988712?mt=8

For only $2.99 you can download this app. 70% of the proceeds from the sale of this app go to Los Compadres to support preservation, restoration and development projects at the missions.
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70 years ago today, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, ultimately leading to the creation of war relocation centers, otherwise known as internment camps.

"The War Relocation Centers truly disrupted the lives of the relocated Japanese, two thirds of whom were American citizens. Forced out of their homes, made to abandon their businesses and farms, many of the families had little time to prepare..."
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Here is a mesh of a photo Mount Rushmore and the laser scan data collected from the project.

During the two weeks of field documentation, over 200 laser scans were performed, collecting billions of data points. In addition to the laser scan data collected, individual photographs and panoramic images were taken on the sculpture and throughout the park grounds. These images were used to photo-texture the laser scan data. All the data collected has been used to create a variety of media for digital preservation. This media will be used for the on-going preservation and conservation of the mountain and for public education and interpretation of the memorial.

More media can be found here: http://archive.cyark.org/mount-rushmore-national-memorial-gallery
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Petroglyphs on Boulder 17 at the Hopi site of Tutuveni.

Tutuveni is an important site along the Hopi pilgrimage route to Ongtuvqa, also known as the Grand Canyon. The site lies west of the Hopi Reservation in Arizona, and within the neighboring Navajo Nation. Meaning Newspaper Rock in Hopi, Tutuveni contains 5,000 petroglyphs of Hopi clan symbols and is the largest known collection of clan symbols in the American Southwest. Among Tutuveni’s 150 sandstone boulders are the records of more than 1,000 years of Hopi history and culture.

For more images and information visit: http://archive.cyark.org/hopi-petroglyph-sites-intro
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Happy Field Work Friday! Recently documentation took place of the second mission of our broader El Camino Real digital preservation effort. CyArk's Alex Reinhold laser scans the interior of Carmel Mission Basilica, CA. You can read more about scanning for El Camino Real and Mission Dolores in San Francisco, CA here: http://archive.cyark.org/bringing-digital-preservation-to-el-camino-real-of-california-blog
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Point Cloud Perspective of the chapel at Mission San Francisco de la Espada, San Antonio, Texas.

Visit the newly released San Antonio Missions Portal
http://archive.cyark.org/san-antonio-missions-intro

There you'll find access to researched site information, videos, photos, maps, virtual tours and even educational games!
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If you've never been to Mount Rushmore, you can imagine the size of the monument. If you take a close look at the photo, you can barely make out a black dot on the left side. That's a person!
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CyArk and our Partners have been working very hard to bring you the lastest project. Now presenting: Mount Rushmore in 3D!

The field documentation at Mount Rushmore, including geo-referenced laser scanning and photography, took place in May of 2010. Teams from CyArk, Historic Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art (CDDV), RESPEC, and Wyss Associates, Inc. all worked together with National Park Service staff for over two weeks to fully document the sculpture and park grounds. In order to laser scan the face of the mountain sculpture completely, a special tripod rig was designed by the team, engineered by Hermanson Egge Engineering, and manufactured locally in Rapid City. The NPS ropes team repelled down the face of the mountain sculpture with this tripod rig and the laser scanner to scan the details of the sculpture that could not otherwise have been captured.
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Check out our newest project, the Hopi Petroglyph of Tutuveni. "The main focus of the project is Tutuveni, a petroglyph site sacred to the Hopi people and is located on Navajo Nation land. Tutuveni means “newspaper rock” and was included on the 2008 World Monuments Fund Watch List"
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Digitally preserving and sharing the world's culture heritage. Join the #CyArk500 Challenge http://www.cyark500.org
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Spurred by the Taliban's destruction of the 1600-year-old Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, CyArk was founded in 2003 to ensure heritage sites are available to future generations, while making them uniquely accessible today. CyArk operates internationally as a 501(c)3 non profit organization with the mission of using new technologies to create a free, 3D online library of the world's cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.