World Heritage Laser Scanning

The next project on the Scottish 10 list is Rani ki vav or Queens Step Well. This culturally important site, dating back to 1050 is located in Gujarat India.

Doug Pritchard, of the Digital Design Studio at The Glasgow School of Art, said: The Queens Step Well clearly illustrates the sophistication and magnificence of Indian culture and I hope that by working with the Archaeological Survey of India we will be able to assist in conserving this structure for future generations.

The images created will be shared with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and American not-for-profit organization CyArk, founded by Ben Kacyra, inventor of the laser scanner. It is collecting the data from 500 world heritage landmarks to hold in a global archive.