Tuesday, April 19, 2016

3D Mapping the World's Cultural Heritage

Cyark is a 3d online library of the world's cultural heritage sites. Since 2003 Cyark has been creating 3d digital models of culturally important locations around the world.

Using 3d scanners Cyark are able to create incredibly detailed 3d point clouds of real-world objects. These point clouds are then turned into impressively accurate 3d digital models of the cultural object scanned

You can use the Cyark interactive map and timeline to browse the collection of 3d models by location and by date. You just need to click on one of the markers on the map to view the 3d model.

When the model loads you can pan and zoom around the object using your mouse and mouse scroll-wheel.The models also include interactive markers which you can select to learn more about features of the cultural object that you are currently viewing.

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