CyArk Partners in Google World Wonders Project

Google launches new virtual tourism tool for heritage sites

by Elizabeth Lee
June 1, 2012
On May 31st at an event held in Madrid, Google announced its new World Wonders Project. Led by Google’s Street View technology, the World Wonders Project allows users to virtually explore and discover a diverse range of heritage sites from 17 countries. The project features 132 historic sites including Stonehenge, the archaeological areas of Pompeii, and the ancient Kyoto temples.

CyArk is proud to have contributed content to this collaborative project. Other project partners include UNESCO, the World Monuments Fund, and Getty Images.

Of the project launch, CyArk Executive Director Tom Greaves said: "CyArk is honored to support the World Wonders Project with 3D images from Pisa and Pompeii. This effort extends the reach of our mission to digitally preserve world heritage sites for all to share and benefit from."

See below for a preview video of the World Wonders Project.

CyArk showcased as a partner in Google's World Wonders Project
CyArk imagery located within the Pisa project