In December 2015, the company Trimetari Consulting LLC performed laser scanning of the world-famous sculpture The Motherland Calls on Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. The statue has a height of 85 m, at the time of its creation it was the highest sculpture in the world. To date, the work of sculptor Yevgeniy Vuchetich and engineer Nikolai Nikitin is the highest statue of Russia and Europe.
The monument built from 1959 to 1967 is the central part of the triptych, which also consists of the sculptures “Rear-Front” in Magnitogorsk and “Warrior-Liberator” in Berlin’s Treptower Park. It is understood that the sword, forged on the bank of the Urals, was later raised by Motherland in Stalingrad and dropped after the Victory in Berlin.
The laser scanning of the sculpture was carried out with Leica ScanStation C10 scanner. Work on the project consisted of two stages: field (laser scanning) and office processing (mutual equalization of scanning data, quality control). The result of measurement of the architectural monument – a pointcloud – on the one hand allows you to capture the current state of the structure, to perform virtual conservation, to preserve for the future generations the most detailed geometric description of the unique monument. On the other hand, the point cloud is a source data for geodetic monitoring of high-altitude structures, it allows measure movements not only in a few fixed points, but on the whole surface. And then use this description to visualize and analyze the displacements and deformation of the object. Learn more about the project.