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World Heritage Digitzation projects
March 8, 2004 1:09 PM   Subscribe

Ben Kacyras is the inventor of the portable Cyrax 3D scanning camera traditionally used by surveyors for quickly creating "surgical exact" 3D models of large structures. Ben has set a goal to scan every World Heritage Site on Earth and make it available online so that if anything were to happen to a site, an exact replica could be re-built. Example Cyrax pictures. More 3D Camera links and other World Heritage Digitization efforts.
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posted by Wulfgar! at 2:06 PM on March 8, 2004


Finish him!
posted by angry modem at 2:25 PM on March 8, 2004


So, he's going to scan the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu National Park? Sounds ambitious. Particularly the "rebuilding" part.
posted by Jimbob at 3:36 PM on March 8, 2004


Jimbob, your forgot The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, which satisfied seven of a possible eleven criteria, more than any other World Heritage Site and covers 1.38 million hectares.
posted by Tarrama at 6:36 PM on March 8, 2004


dammit angry modem, you only beat me by one day on that. Exactly where I was going with this one.
posted by djspicerack at 2:25 PM on March 9, 2004


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