Preserving History in 3D

Credit - Deshi Dang

Credit – Deshi Deng

This article in Scientific American provides an important introduction to the use of 3D laser scanning for preserving important historic sites around the world as well as justification for why we should be investing more in their documentation.

From the article,”Across 163 different countries, 1,000 natural and cultural historic places constitute our most precious human heritage. UNESCO calls them World Heritage Sites, and they range from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s endangered Virunga National Park to Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra to Mount Rushmore in the U.S.”

Hopefully the fact that this article is in Scientific American will help to raise awareness for this important cause.


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