The Canadian Historical Documentation & Imaging Group, known as CANADIGM, was founded in 2011 to digitally record the historic sites, documents and artefacts related to Canadian history – especially those the general public might otherwise not have access to.
CANADIGM is a not-for-profit group based in London, Ontario consisting of visual artists, photographers, former educators, mechanical technicians, as well as media and logistics professionals. The tie that binds the group of volunteers together is a dedication to preserve Canadian history.

The group’s first project was The Souterraine Impressions. It involved documenting, researching and recreating images and carvings made in 1917 by Canadian soldiers. While preparing for the upcoming battle for Vimy Ridge, they were safely sheltered in the underground quarries or caves of France.

Read more about Souterraine Impressions project in our PROJECT section.


"Allward :Bringing Stone to Life"

Our latest project "Allward: Bringing Stone to Life" is a Vimy Foundation initiative. We were honoured to partner with the Vimy Foundation, the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and
the Communications and Electronics Museum in Kingston.

Our role in this project was to document and scan the Walter Allward maquettes that are displayed in two locations, twelve maquettes at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa
and three maquettes at the Communications and Electronics Museum in Kingston.

This is the first time in the history of the maquettes that they were scanned using the latest in 3d laser scanning equipment. Now these maquettes can be view on the web and social media for all Canadians to view.

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CANADIGM digitally records sites, documents and artefacts by creating, in a non-invasive manner, digital files using the latest photographic and documentation techniques. These files are archival quality and available for educational and historical research purposes through our archival data bank. By using 3D laser scanners, and or photogrammetry, the finest details can be captured without touching the surface or disturbing an artefact’s surface natural patina.
The laser scanned file of the image can then be reproduced using a 3D printer or through a variety of other modern machining processes.
These images can also be turned into 3D digital files suitable for use on the Web.
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