Google Open Heritage Project, show you the world's places of interest in VR
All along, due to natural disasters or human factors, the world's places of interest and historical sites have always been damaged, and some even do not exist in the world. Now, due to the rise of VR technology, we can use laser mapping technology to record historical sites, so we can see it in VR.
In fact, some people are doing this now, and Google’s collaboration with CyArk, a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California, has developed a project called Open Heritage. CyArk founder Ben Kacyra is seeing the Taliban in 2001. After ruining the 1,500-year-old Buddha statue in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, CyArk was founded to virtually reconstruct historic buildings by using advanced 3D laser scanning technology, high-resolution drone photography and digital SLR cameras.
The founder of CyArk has stated that the organization was established in response to the increasing human and natural destruction of the world heritage, ensuring that these “collective memories of humanity” can be excused from relying on modern communication technologies, including the Internet and mobile platforms. The dilemma of disappearing.
Today, CyArk has collaborated with more than 500 museums in 70 countries, recording more than 200 monuments on seven continents, and on its website, 25 landmarks in 18 countries, including Bagan, Myanmar. The Ananda Ok Kyaung Temple, the Mayan ruins, the Roman city of Pompeii, the Brandenburg Gate, Bamiyan Buddha, etc., the organization said it will add more places in the future, including the Washington Monument and the Belgian Flanders battlefield.
In the future, we may see Yuanmingyuan or Great Wall on the website, you can browse the places of interest of all countries in the world, and you can travel at home.