Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
  Space Industry and Business News  

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Indian landmark to be digitally preserved

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only
by Staff Writers
Gujarat, India (UPI) Mar 7, 2011
Scottish researchers say they will use digital scanning technology to record the shape and form of one of India's most historic landmarks.

A team from the Glasgow School of Art and Historic Scotland will make the digital scan of the Rani Ki Vav Stepwell in Gujarat, the BBC reported Sunday.

The landmark, a series of decorated stepped terraces descending into the ground, dates to 1050.

The digital scanning project is part of a global effort to record sites of historical significance that has already seen scans performed at Mount Rushmore in the United States and Neolothic architectural sites in the United Kingdom

The team will use laser technology to create an exact digital model of Rani Ki Vav to help with conserving and maintaining it.

The Indian landmark has only been excavated in the past 50 years and is on a United Nations list to be considered as a World Heritage Site.

The digital images created will be shared with the American non-profit organization CyArk, founded by Ben Kacyra, inventor of the laser scanner used to create the digital models.

CyArk is collecting data from 500 world heritage landmarks to hold in a global archive, the BBC reported.

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Skype to introduce ads
Washington (AFP) March 7, 2011
Skype, the hugely popular free Internet communications service, announced plans Monday to introduce advertising as it seeks to boost revenue ahead of going public. Skype, which bypasses the standard telephone network by channeling voice, video and text conversations over the Web, said the ads will appear only in Britain, Germany and the United States for now. The introduction of advertis ... read more

Skype to introduce ads

Japan's Hitachi to sell HDD unit to Western Digital

Indian landmark to be digitally preserved

Silk protein boosts e-book efficiency: scientists

LockMart Wins Role On Navy C4ISR Services Contract

ONR Moves A Modular Space Communications Asset Into Unmanned Aircraft For Marines

Northrop Grumman Next-Gen FBCB2 System Approved For Fielding

Boeing To Demonstrate Aviation Command And Control Subsystem For US Marine Corps

NASA Earth observation satellite fails to reach orbit

Russia Lacks Enough Carrier Rockets To Fulfill 2011 Launch Plans

NASA Assessing New Launch Dates For The Glory Mission

Successful Launch Of REXUS 9

Shark Tracking Reveals Impressive Feats Of Navigation

China To Establish Global Satellite Navigation System By 2020

EGNOS Navigation System Begins Serving Europe's Aircraft

Beijing to trial mobile tracking system: report

EADS will not protest Boeing tanker contract

Chinese plane maker buys US Cirrus

US "air capital" savors Boeing tanker victory

China to spend $230 bn on aviation sector

New Generation Of Optical Integrated Devices For Future Quantum Computers

JQI Physicists Demonstrate Coveted Spin-Orbit Coupling In Atomic Gases

New MIT Developments In Quantum Computing

Development Team Achieves One Terabit per Second Data Rate On Single Integrated Photonic Chip

GOCE Delivers On Its Promise

NASA reels from climate science setbacks

NASA's Bolden defends Earth science

New Day Dawns For Satellite To Study Earth's Ozone Layer

Battle on paradise Philippine island

Philippines disposes of Cold War-era US bombs

Death sentences for Indian train burners

Pollution a threat to China's growth

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement