Critigen uses 3-D Scans to Digitally Archive San Antonio Historic Missions

Critigen, CyArk and National Park Service Provide “History for the iPod Generation”

Greenwood Village, Colo., February 1, 2010 – Critigen, a global technology consultancy for critical infrastructure, in conjunction with the National Park Service and CyArk, has completed field work on the San Antonio Mission project – a project that involves the digital documentation of four of the Missions of San Antonio as well as the oldest continually used aqueduct in North America.

The San Antonio Missions digital preservation project provides a three-dimensional, digital model capable of recreating built surfaces with an accuracy of less than 1 centimeter. The digital archives are so detailed and accurate that the Texas Board of Education is considering using it in its high school history curriculums. “What we’re creating here is history for the iPod generation," said John Brown, Critigen’s senior 3DLS practice leader. 

Critigen boasts the world’s largest, private geospatial consultancy and most often leverages its expertise to fuse location-based data with business information to provide a powerful capability for solving business problems. It’s a burgeoning business sector; in fact global spending on SIM services is expected to reach $14 billion by 2011.

About Critigen
Critigen is a global technology consultancy serving as the leader in information management for critical infrastructure. Divested from CH2M HILL’s 62-year, $6.4 billion engineering business, the company leverages deep domain expertise to develop technology-based approaches for some of the most prestigious and progressive clients in the world. Solely focused on the convergence of technology application and mission-critical data, Critigen provides clients a way to visualize, collaborate, secure and manage information – becoming the catalyst for modernizing critical infrastructure. Learn more about how Critigen aligns 21st century demands with 21st century answers at