20:59 / 20.10.2021
Uzbekistan creating a digital platform of cultural heritage objects 

 A pilot project was presented to create a 3D model of the Ismail Samani mausoleum, located in the historical center of Bukhara.

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As the press service of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports reported, the event was attended by Deputy Minister Abdulaziz Akkulov and representatives of the consortium of South Korean companies New Layer Co. Ltd, LX Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation.

Based on the grant project of the National Agency for IT Development of South Korea with a total value of $150 thousand, a digital copy of the Ismail Samani mausoleum will be created using Digital Twin technologies, 3D and geographic data, which will be integrated into the Google maps system.

Digital Twin technology, widely used in the field of urban planning, cultural heritage and archeology, allows citizens to model, monitor, diagnose and predict the state of cultural heritage objects without introducing physical impact. With the help of a 3D model, it will be possible to move around the object online.

Following the meeting, the parties signed a plan of joint work to complete a pilot project to create a 3D copy of the Ismail Samani mausoleum. To implement the main project – launching the Uzbekistan Digital Heritage Planform platform with the creation of 3D copies of the historical part of Bukhara and the establishment of an online monitoring system, applications for a grant from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea will be prepared and submitted at cultural heritage sites. The total amount of the project is $6 million.

Within the framework of this project, a separate service for the digitalization of historical and archaeological sites in Uzbekistan will also be created under the Agency for Cultural Heritage, fully equipped with all the necessary technology and equipment. In the future, it will independently digitize historical and cultural heritage sites, and enter them into digital platform.

“One of the main advantages of this platform is that citizens, as well as scientists, will have access to high-precision (accuracy - up to centimeters) digital 3D copies of objects to familiarize online tourism and conduct various studies,” the conclusion says.

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