Lincoln’s cottage goes 3D with help from the Leica ScanStation C10

To commemorate the 206th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, we decided to post an article about documenting Lincoln’s historic summer home using the Leica ScanStation C10 to digitally preserve the entire structure in 3D. This cottage is where he spent his summers, wrote his preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation and last visited the day before he was assassinated.
A team of undergraduate research students from Ithaca College in upstate NY decided to capture a level of detail never possible before with the outcome being a 3D fly-through movie documenting the architecture of this cottage, from floor to ceiling, inside and out and in precise detail for people to watch halfway around the world or even beyond that.

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