Fort San Lorenzo in Panama is an outstanding example of Spanish Colonial military architecture from the 16th through 18th centuries, when the country acted as both stopping point and gateway for the transportation of riches from South America to Europe. The Fort is currently a part of the San Lorenzo Protected Area and National Park, and is situated in a picturesque location on the side of a steep cliff on the Caribbean coast of Panama, about 8 miles (13km) west of the city of Colón. The Fort is on the west bank of the Panama Canal, directly at the mouth of the Chagres River.
Today, the Fort is an important part of Panama’s heritage, representing the country’s strategic location and the wealth that traveled through the region for centuries. Moreover, the Fort and its surrounding National Park are considered very important natural and cultural resources for the surrounding communities and the whole country.
The laser scan data for Fort San Lorenzo was generously donated by Mr. Daryl Johnson, Founder of Summit Engineering and Design. Mr. Johnson had the opportunity to laser scan Fort San Lorenzo while on a trip to Panama. The data was collected on March 27, 2013.