National World War I Museum

Our featured dataset of the month is the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Opened in 1926 as the “Liberty Memorial” to those who served in the First World War, it was dedicated as the nation’s official World War I memorial by Congress in 2004.  

Laser scanning professionals at NOAR Technologies captured the monument in stunning detail with the Leica RTC360. 

“We’re always on the lookout for interesting architecture to capture with free time during travel,” a spokesperson from NOAR’s HDS Technical Team said. “And it was a clear, sunny day, allowing for some gorgeous photographs to be captured.” 

The team performed 20 scans at medium resolution, registering them with Leica Cyclone FIELD360 on-site, and then cleaning, fine-tuning, and publishing the project in Leica Cyclone REGISTER360 PLUS.  

“With the RTC360, a medium scan takes just under two minutes. With that sort of speed, we always aim to ‘over scan’ areas, ensuring we have enough overlap to create as complete a model as possible. When in doubt – take another scan!” 

Next, the team uploaded the project (published as an LGS file) to Reality Cloud Studio, powered by HxDR for storage, sharing, and visualization.  

“We simply had to create a job and drag and drop the LGS to begin the upload,” NOAR said. “As far as meshing, the process is even simpler, just requiring the push of a button on the project page.” 

Explore our featured data set below and see how Reality Cloud Studio can benefit your business. 

  • Scanner:
    Leica RTC360
  • Scans:
    20 Medium Resolution
  • Dataset Size:
    8.9 GB
  • File Type:
    LGS

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