S/V Providence


Project Description

Location:  Steveston, BC

Built in 1903 in Denmark, Providence was designed to haul loads of fish and cargo in the North Sea. A world traveler with hundreds of miles of sail cargo hauling under her keel, she now calls the West Coast as her home offering environmentally friendly cargo shipping and adventure charter services.

She is presently undergoing an extensive restoration work, which is expected to be completed in time for the summer 2018 season.

Bill Reid’s Canoe

Bill Reid's Canoe

Project Description

From a single cedar log, Reid carved a 50-foot war canoe, the Loo Taas or Wave Eater. It was first of its kind in the northwest coast in about a century, sparking a renaissance of the canoe culture of indigenous people that continues to this day.

Absolute Spaced scanned and documented a fibreglass replica, which Reid fashioned and named the Black Eagle. The canoe will be permanently displayed at the atrium of University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry Building.

Kensington Place

Kinsington Place Entrance

Project Description

Built in 1912 Kensington Place is a historical building designated by the City of Vancouver. It is an apartment complex located in the English Bay waterfront.

Absolute Space mapped the interior of an apartment suite for production of a major TV series.

Minoru Chapel


Project Description

Location:   Richmond, BC

The Chapel at Minoru Park is a small, white, wooden chapel, that was moved to its present location. It is a popular place for weddings, as well as film productions.

Absolute Space scanned and produced a 3D mesh model for a major film production.

Blood Alley Square

Blood Alley Gastown

Project Description

Location:   North Vancouver, BC

Blood Alley Square is located in Vancouver’s historical area known as Gastown. It was the City’s first downtown core when the city was incorporated in 1886.

Absolute Space was retained by Matson Peck and Topliss to accurately map and document the facade of an old building using laser scanning technology. The build has many detailed ornaments and irregular fixtures, which would have made the traditional survey method inefficient.

RCMP St Roch


Project Description

Location:  Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver, BC

Absolute Space entered into a partnership agreement with the Vancouver Maritime Museum for the digital preservation of the RCMP St Roch National Historical Site. Under the agreement, the collected 3D laser data along with historical documentation will be digitally disseminated and archived at CyArk’s Iron Mountain data storage facility.

A non-profit organization, CyArk was founded in 2003 to ensure world heritage sites are available to future generations, while making them uniquely accessible today. Using new technologies, its mission is to create a free 3D online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.