Digital Mapping Unit

Being one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, there is no one particular way to define the beauty and intricacy of South African culture and heritage. Our many historical sites provide insights into the country’s complex past and need to be preserved as a legacy of the people that came before us.  Unfortunately many significant heritage sites are at risk of being damaged or even destroyed, erasing a piece of our history as a nation. The Digital Mapping Unit is a partnership between ACT and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Its aim is to preserve South Africa’s cultural heritage treasures using a range of spatial technologies such as 3D scanning, image enhancement, virtual tours and interactive mapping. These technologies allow for the highly accurate digital preservation of the heritage site as well as the assessment of its condition. The DMU has also started to put all the tools online to promote South Africa’s heritage and make it more accessible to the public.

Click here to visit our dedicated Heritage website, or download an information pamphlet about the Digital Mapping Unit here

 

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