Interactive 3D Model Could Revolutionize Real and Virtual Visitor Experience For Manzanar

Editor’s Note: All photographs and video clips below represent the status of the project detailed in the story as of the publication date. They are not intended to represent the final product. As such, they could contain errors, inaccuracies or omissions that will be addressed as work on the project continues. All images and video in this story are © 2012 CyArk. All rights reserved.


A view of the barracks at Manzanar, as it looked in July 1944, in a 3D computerized model.
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LOS ANGELES — The Manzanar National Historic Site’s virtual museum, accessible via their web site, is a treasure trove of information that can be used to learn about Manzanar through the use of text, images, video, slide shows and more.

Those who make the trek to Manzanar, located Read more of this post

National Park Service Invites Public Preview And Comment On Digital “Reconstruction” Of Manzanar

The following is a press release from the National Park Service.


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INDEPENDENCE, CA — Through a unique partnership, the National Park Service is working with the non-profit organization CyArk to create a digital reconstruction of Manzanar, circa 1944.

With support from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, CyArk is also digitally reconstructing Topaz and Tule Lake during World War II.

In order to create historically accurate models, CyArk is utilizing laser scan data it collected at each site, along with historic documentation like architectural drawings, photographs, and archival research. Read more of this post