Difference between revisions of "Cyark"

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==Description==
 
==Description==
From the project website (accessed 2016-01-12):
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From the project website (accessed 2020-02-17):
  
<blockquote>'''CyArk''' ('''Digitally Preserving Heritage At-Risk''') was founded in 2003 to ensure heritage sites are available to future generations, while making them accessible today. CyArk operates internationally as a non-profit organization with the mission of using new technologies to create a free, 3D online library of the world's cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time. CyArk uses cutting edge technology to capture detailed 3D representations of world’s significant cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.</blockquote>
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<blockquote><p>'''CyArk''' ('''Digitally Preserving Heritage At-Risk''') is a non profit organization founded in 2003 to digitally record, archive and share the world's most significant cultural heritage and ensure that these places continue to inspire wonder and curiosity for decades to come.</p>
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<p>Since its founding, CyArk has documented over 200 sites on all seven continents. The sites span a huge gamut of human history from modern marvels of engineering such as the Sydney Opera House to archaeological sites such as Skara Brae, a 3000 BC neolithic settlement in Scotland. These structures tell the story of who we are and the history of the people who came before us.</p>
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<p>CyArk works across three principal areas: conservation, recovery and discovery. We assist those who work to manage and preserve these sites by providing engineering drawings and detailed maps to assist in critical conservation work. We also capture a comprehensive record of the site that can be used in recovery efforts following damage or catastrophic loss. And finally, we strive to share our data in powerful ways, including truly immersive experiences that convey the power of these places.</p>
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<p>We use state of the art reality capture technology to create a holistic and accurate 3D surface model of these sites. We use LiDAR or laser scanning as well as high resolution imagery from the ground and from drones that is processed and combined into one model. This model forms the basis for many of our activities at CyArk, from the creation of accurate engineering drawings to beautiful and immersive virtual reality environments.</p></blockquote>
  
  

Latest revision as of 13:51, 17 February 2020

[edit] Available

[edit] Board of Directors

  • John Ristevski (chair)
  • Barbara Kacyra
  • Ben Kacyra
  • David Olson
  • Thomas Peterson

[edit] Description

From the project website (accessed 2020-02-17):

CyArk (Digitally Preserving Heritage At-Risk) is a non profit organization founded in 2003 to digitally record, archive and share the world's most significant cultural heritage and ensure that these places continue to inspire wonder and curiosity for decades to come.

Since its founding, CyArk has documented over 200 sites on all seven continents. The sites span a huge gamut of human history from modern marvels of engineering such as the Sydney Opera House to archaeological sites such as Skara Brae, a 3000 BC neolithic settlement in Scotland. These structures tell the story of who we are and the history of the people who came before us.

CyArk works across three principal areas: conservation, recovery and discovery. We assist those who work to manage and preserve these sites by providing engineering drawings and detailed maps to assist in critical conservation work. We also capture a comprehensive record of the site that can be used in recovery efforts following damage or catastrophic loss. And finally, we strive to share our data in powerful ways, including truly immersive experiences that convey the power of these places.

We use state of the art reality capture technology to create a holistic and accurate 3D surface model of these sites. We use LiDAR or laser scanning as well as high resolution imagery from the ground and from drones that is processed and combined into one model. This model forms the basis for many of our activities at CyArk, from the creation of accurate engineering drawings to beautiful and immersive virtual reality environments.

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