US ICOMOS interns Ina Sthapit and Sukrit Sen based on NCPTT (National Center for Preservation Technology & Training), Louisiana laser scanned 3 more cabins (one Cook’s cabin and two Sharecroppers’) in Magnolia Plantation in Derry along the Cane River. Magnolia is one of the 2 plantations in the Cane River Creole NP. One of the cabins was engulfed with vegetation, and not much of the elevation was visible. So, they used checkerboards as registration targets. These targets help to tie points for registering multiple point clouds and put together several scans perfectly – with Sukrit Sen.

Sharecropper cabins at Magnolia Plantation.

Sharecropper cabins at Magnolia Plantation.

Sharecropper cabin covered in vegetation.

Sharecropper cabin covered in vegetation.

Sharecropper cabin consumed by vegetation.

Sharecropper cabin consumed by vegetation.

Another cabin enveloped in vegetation.

Another cabin enveloped in vegetation.

Brick cabins at Magnolia Plantation.

Brick cabins at Magnolia Plantation.

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