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Identification of Former Internment Camp at Ripples New Brunswick Using LiDAR



Month:
November 2017
Organization: New Brunswick Department of Energy and Resource Development, Renewable Resource and Land Use Inventory Branch
Products: ArcMap 10.3.1

This map shows an area outside of Fredericton, New Brunswick that served as an internment camp for German and Italian prisoners of war during the Second World War. The internment camp facilities can be seen in the upper left hand imagery from 1945. The upper right corner shows how the site looked in 2015. All buildings were removed following the war, and the area was reforested. In the bottom images, two digital elevation models are compared. In the LiDAR-derived one, remnant infrastructure hidden below the tree canopy is clearly visible.