Wellington, Oct 22: A non-profit organization called CyArk has created digital copies of over 100 significant cultural sites around the world, including Roman ruins, ancient statues, and even an entire island, in order to preserve them in the event of a war, other forms of damage, and from climate change impact.
The organization uses laser scanners to create accurate digital copies of the world’s best-known monuments for preservation and educational purposes, Stuff.co.nz reports.
Oakland-based CyArk plans to map 400 more monuments by using 3D laser scanners, radar, and a host of other technologies to create their detailed digital copies, measuring with millimetre precision.
CyArk co-founder Barbara Kacyra said there is never going to be enough time or money to preserve everything, so why not preserve it digitally.
According to the report, master copies of the measurements are kept by Iron Mountain, which stores some two petabytes worth of data on magnetic tape in a secure underground archive at the bottom of a former limestone mine in Pennsylvania. (ANI)