[OR_Archaeology] CyArk 3d Heritage Archive Network
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Thu Mar 22 07:47:53 PST 2007
Friends and colleagues: High technology and some dedicated professionals are
coming to the rescue of the most important heritage sites around the world.
Three-dimensional imagery will preserve the form if not the substance of
threatened sites, as explained by CyArk 3d Heritage Archive Network, the
latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The
Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org/).
This film introduces CyArk, a project of the Kacyra Family Foundation that
is preserving the world's most valued cultural heritage sites in
three-dimensional digital form. Realizing that World Heritage Sites
steadily undergo decay, the CyArk team has set about to use the latest
laser-scanning technology to collect the most accurate 3D models possible
from these sites and store them safely in a publicly accessible archive.
This introduction covers the threats to the world's cultural heritage,
describes the technology used and explains the CyArk strategy. In weeks to
come, we will follow this video with others about CyArk applications at
This and other programs are available on TAC for your use and enjoyment. We
urge you to support this public service by participating in our Membership
(http://www.archaeologychannel.org/member.html) and Underwriting
(http://www.archaeologychannel.org/sponsor.shtml) programs. Only with your
help can we continue and enhance our nonprofit public-education and
visitor-supported programming. We also welcome new content partners as we
reach out to the world community.
Please forward this message to others who may be interested.
Richard M. Pettigrew, Ph.D., RPA
President and Executive Director
Archaeological Legacy Institute
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