UCalgary profs digitally preserve endangered heritage site

Professors at the University of Calgary are digitally preserving an endangered Swiss heritage site in Golden, British Columbia called Edelweiss Village. UCalgary Professor Peter Dawson is using a terrestrial laser scanner to collect data on and create a virtual replica of the site that can be accessed online. Dawson works with the Digital Heritage Archive, which focuses on grassroots heritage sites that do not have official designations of significance. Meanwhile, UCalgary Professor Denis Gadboisis is creating virtual tours of the site for the public through photography. “Our mission statement basically is to digitally preserve these grassroots heritage site, so that some record of them remains if anything should ever happen to them,” said Dawson. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.