A digital rendering from a laser scanner of people, a totem pole, and forest, which appear as a series of closely spaced dots.
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

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Preservation of Sitka's Totem Poles Enters the Digital Age
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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March 20, 2017
Sesquicentennial Art Exhibition Voices of Change Opening at Sitka National Historical Park
The art exhibition titled “Voices of Change: Perspectives on the Transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States” will open for public display at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 29th at the park Visitor Center. The community of Sitka is formally invited to join us for an opening reception that evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


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