Ahead of World Heritage Day (April 18), Divya J Shekhar looks at how to leverage need-of-the-hour technologies even as conservationists race against time to document, restore and maintain the remaining links to our past
When the British established the Archaeological Survey of India in 1861, the English official in charge of supervising protected structures in Karnataka worked out of Madras. Travelling for site supervision once a year, he would give written notes to local on-site officers, containing a detailed annual work plan until his next visit.
Cut to 2017. Conservation experts can now document and investigate built and intangible heritage through high-dynamic image ranging, use 3-D laser scanning and imaging and launch unmanned aerial vehicles to cover more area with less money, time and manpower. Conservationists are racing against time. Cultural heritage having been forgotten in the race for development, documentation, reparation and maintenance of what remains has become imperative....Read more
Source web page: Economic times