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Okotoks Big Rock Day2 Simplified 3d Mesh
A 3D model of the Okotoks Erratic or “Big Rock”. The Blackfoot First Nation used the Erratic as a landmark for finding a crossing over the Sheep River where the town of Okotoks stands today. This was long before the arrival of European’s in the area. The town’s name, Okotoks, is derived from “o’kotok” [ˈokətok], meaning “rock” in the Blackfoot language, and may refer to the rock. The rock also contains pictographs (rock art made using pigments) and was considered a medicine rock to local Indigenous people. In the 1970s the government declared it a Provincial Historic Site to protect its geological and cultural importance. The first European to document the rock was James Hector, a geologist with the Palliser Expedition in 1863.
The Erratic was captured using a Phantom 4 Drone and the 3D model was created using Pix4Dmapper.