Landscape architecture assistant professors Brendan Harmon and Nicholas Serrano are working on a project to document Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, supported by a grant from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund. The landscape architecture faculty and students are using 3D scanning of heritage landscapes, using terrestrial laser scanning and drone photogrammetry to survey the historic Louisiana site.
Rosedown is a two hundred acre site in St. Francisville, Louisiana with the well preserved remains of an antebellum plantation dating from 1834 including the main house, ancillary buildings, and formal gardens.
“The point cloud of Rosedown was created using terrestrial laser scanning with a Faro Focus and drone photogrammetry with a DJI Matrice 600 Pro with Zenmuse X5 camera,” Harmon said.
The project was led by Harmon and Serrano. The team included Josef Horacek, Sasha Matthieu, William Conrad, Javier Zamora, Matthew Cranney, and Ming Li. This project was supported by the LSU Center for GeoInformatics and LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio.