The U.S. government has mapped well over 6,000 shipwrecks within U.S. maritime boundaries that constitute threats to the environment and/or shipping routes. These shipwrecks are huge environmental problems due to the oil that they leak and other pollutants they pose, not to mention that they can be dangerous for passing ships. These wrecks can also play an important part in maritime history. You can find more information about all of these shipwrecks here.
Annnnd you can map these shipwrecks in 3D with InfraWorks 360!
In this blog post, I will show you how I created a conceptual model of the SS City of Chester, a historical shipwreck that sank in 1888 after colliding with another ship, the RMS Oceanic, just beneath the Golden Gate bridge. I chose to use the City of Chester because I saw some promising pictures of sonar data showing the seafloor contours of the shipwreck and surrounding area, although I haven’t found any publicly available copies of that data yet.