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Company wants to preserve 500 landmarks using digital technology

Company wants to preserve 500 landmarks using digital technology
21 Oct 2013

An organisation has launched an ambitious project to digitally preserve 500 of the world's most important heritage sites over the next five years.

The CyArk 500 Challenge comes in response to the increasing threat these landmarks face from factors such as urban sprawl and climate change. 

CyArk is currently hosting a conference in London to outline the full details of the project, including the 500 sites that will be recorded using groundbreaking 3D laser technology. 

'We are on a mission,' CyArk said. 'There isn't enough money or enough time to physically save every site, but we do have the 3D technology to digitally save these sites to make them available for generations to come.'

The CyArk team has already successfully archived 40 of these sites, including Pompeii in Italy, Mount Rushmore in the USA and the Tower of London, where the conference is taking place.ADNFCR-408-ID-801651426-ADNFCR

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