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Google’s 3D scans recreate historical sites threatened by climate change

engadget: “Google is no stranger to reproducing historical sites online, but it’s now pushing technical boundaries to recreate those sites at risk of vanishing due to the ravages of climate change. It’s launching a “Heritage on the Edge” collection in Arts & Culture that will include over 50 exhibitions illustrating the effect of an evolving climate on historical landmarks, including five locations recreated in detailed 3D (with 25 models total) using a mix of scans, photogrammetry and drone footage. You can see vivid depictions of the statues at Easter Island’s Rapa Nui, the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, the trading port of Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzania, Bangladesh’s Mosque City of Bagerhat and Peru’s ancient city of Chan Chan. There will also be mobile-only augmented reality Pocket Galleries for inside views of two locations, the Nine Dome Mosque in Bangladesh and Gereza Fort in Tanzania…”

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