Creating a 3D Record of Africa's Heritage Sites

Fast Company points to a project at the University of Cape Town which seeks to create 3-D renderings of Africa's endangered monuments and heritage sites.

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June 10, 2010, 5:00 AM PDT

By Nate Berg


A picture gallery shows some of the work already underway and describes some of the high-technology used in the project.

"Through photography, laser-scanning, and a slew of other mapping techniques we've never heard of (photogrammetry? say what?) -- they're compiling a uniquely comprehensive digital database of Africa's built environment, from Persian baths in Zanzibar to mosques in Timbuktu. As best we can tell, it's the largest documentation endeavor of its kind."

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