Taliban destruction inspires Google virtual reality museum preserving Wonders of the World

Google has partnered with 3D laser scanning nonprofit CyArk to help preserve historical sites around the world that are at risk of irreversible damage or total erasure due to human conflict and natural disasters. The joint effort, called the Open Heritage project, will use CyArk’s laser-scanning technology to capture all the relevant data at a historical site needed to re-create it virtually, so it can be preserved and explored online either on a computer, through a mobile device, or while wearing a virtual reality headset. “With modern technology, we can capture these monuments in fuller detail than ever before, including the color and texture of surfaces alongside the geometry captured by the laser scanners with millimeter precision... Continue reading…

Google Open Heritage Lets You Explore Endangered Historic Sites in VR

Google wants to take you on a tour of some of the world's most important historical sites, and you don't even have to stand up. The post Google Open Heritage Lets You Explore Endangered Historic ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Extremetech

Google initiative looks to preserve walkable copies of Earth’s historical sites on the web

Indiana Jones’ exclamation of, “It belongs in a museum!” is taking a trip into the digital age with a Google initiative that will save archaeological sites to the cloud. Google’s ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from TechCrunch

Google offers access to virtual 3D models of ancient monuments

Historic monuments around the world face threats from natural disasters, tourism and war, which is what led Ben Kacyra to found CyArk -- a non-profit organization working to scan and ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Engadget

Google will help preserve endangered historical sites in virtual reality

Google has partnered with 3D laser scanning nonprofit CyArk to help preserve historical sites around the world that are at risk of irreversible damage or total erasure due to human ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from The Verge

Google’s New VR Tours Let You Experience Imperiled Cultural Sites Around The World

With photos and laser scans by preservation organization CyArk, Google provides virtual tours of places that may not last. Riven by ethnic violence in recent years, Myanmar (aka Burma) is not ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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