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Cyark 3d Heritage Archive Network

Synopsis
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. 18 minutes.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2006
Subjects
Archaeology; Information technology
Keywords
computer graphics; archaeological sites

Online availability

URI
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/video/cyarknetwork_700kW.html
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Sponsor

Name

Kacyra Family Foundation

Distributor

Name

Archaeology Channel, The

Contact
Richard Pettigrew (president and director)
Web
http://www.archaeologychannel.org External site opens in new window
Notes
The Archaeology Channel is one of the initiatives of the US-based Archaeological Legacy Institute. The marketplace section of the Channel’s website sells a range of DVDs on archaeological topics. The site also streams documentaries in their entirety, free of charge. American archaeology is strongly represented but the extensive collection also covers worldwide content. Audio commentaries and interviews with archaeologists are also available free online .

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