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Cologne Cathedral to be digitally preserved 

By [email protected] - 25th June 2015 - 11:41

World heritage sites are under constant threat from natural and man-made events such as climate change, earthquakes, pollution, fire, vandalism, tourism and urban pressure. Cutting-edge laser scanning technology can provide accurate 3D records of these sites for conservation and management, as well as âdigitally preserveâ the site for future generations. A team from the Hochschule Fresenius, Faculty of Business and Media in Cologne under the technical direction from the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh will utilise the latest 3D survey technology to digitally record the magnificent Cologne Cathedral World Heritage Site. The project will be supported by the city of Cologne and the Dombauhütte cathedral conservation. CyArk, a charitable organisation that aims to record for posterity cultural sites worldwide will digitally preserve Cologne Cathedral for posterity as it is one of the many renowned monuments protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.