Nonprofit CyArk creates, archives 3D maps of world heritage sites

09/4/2013 | LBx Journal

Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit CyArk is creating 3D maps of heritage sites across the globe ranging from the Sydney Opera House to the rock art sites of a Hopi tribe. The 3D imaging technology produces engineering-grade mapping that CyArk puts into its website for use as an educational tool. The group has already scanned some 100 sites and hopes to scan a total of 500 in the coming five years. "By understanding the geometry of structures we can accurately capture data for engineering and restoration purposes, but we can also tell new stories," CyArk Director of Operations Elizabeth Lee said.

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