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Digital "point cloud" rendering of the Gaanax.adi pole.

This digital rendering of the Gaanax.adi pole at Sitka National Historical Park appears as a series of closely spaced dots called a “point cloud.” The 360-degree laser scanner will record anything within its view, including trees, shrubs, and people.

NPS Digital Rendering

The exact formula to both preserve the totem poles at Sitka National Historical Park from decay in the rainy climate of Southeast Alaska, and also keep them accessible to visitors has eluded the object’s caretakers for more than a century – beginning at the collection’s arrival to Sitka in 1906. Read more

 

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July 14, 2014
Talking Totem Poles: Mobile Technology Aides Sitka’s Interpretive Experience
Traders and travelers have marveled in wonderment at Southeast Alaska's totem poles. If only those early mariners could have taken Sitka National Historical Park’s cell phone walking tour, many of their questions would have been answered.

July 01, 2014
Sitka’s New Mentorship Program Reinforces Culture of Safety
Since May, new park employees at Sitka National Historical Park are paired with experienced staff mentors as part of the “Safety Buddies” program.

June 24, 2013
Prescribing The Path to Wealth and Fitness
While many visitors are enriched physically and mentally walking the trails at Sitka National Historical Park, one walker also became a little wealthier this month as a participant of the Park Prescription Program.

 

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Did You Know?

Photograph of a shrew

Some species of shrews, the smallest of all mammals, weigh as little as 5/100 ounce, or half the weight of a penny.