Saving Cultural Heritage Sites

Geospatial Leadership

From the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the crumbling Mayan step-pyramids at Tikal, some of the most precious heritage sites around the globe are at risk from forces of nature and humans.

But now scientists are using advanced 3D scanning technology to digitally document much-loved landmarks in a bid to preserve them on computers for generations to come.

CyArk intends to preserve 500 cultural sites digitally over the next five years and build a 3D-digital library of the world’s most important monuments.

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