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Terrestrial Laser Scanning and 3D Documentation of Fort Matanzas, St. Augustine, Florida

Project Description:

Fort Matanzas, described as a fortification that was the “guardian to St. Augustine’s backdoor," is a National Park Service site locale that is facing issues of damage and decay due to its age and continual exposure to natural environmental and anthropogenic factors. The construction has persistently deteriorated and its structure and materials require constant maintenance and restoration. The University of South Florida (USF) Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST), undertook a survey utilizing terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), survey-grade global positioning systems (GPS), GPS imagery, and photogrammetric and other forms of standard and advanced photo imagery. This work is providing new insights into management strategies, site interpretation, and archaeological inquiry.

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