Reality Tech Takes on History: Hexagon Builds Digital Twin of Qutub Shahi Tombs

Reality Tech Takes on History: Hexagon Builds Digital Twin of Qutub Shahi Tombs

Global leader in reality technology, Hexagon, unveiled a detailed digital replica of the historic Qutub Shahi Tombs to the Telangana government. This “proof-of-concept” demonstrates the potential of Hexagon‘s “Reality Technology for Prevention of Heritage Monuments and Smart Cities” to preserve valuable heritage sites and inform future data-driven decisions.

The ceremony, held on the tombs’ very own lawns, saw Paolo Guglielmini, Hexagon’s CEO and President, present the data-rich digital twin to Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary for Industries & Commerce and IT Departments.

This comprehensive digital replica captures the tombs in intricate detail, using cutting-edge 3D scanning, geospatial mapping, and reality capture techniques. With a staggering 10.7 billion data points, it promises to be an invaluable tool for:

  • Preserving History: This digital twin provides a permanent record of the tombs, ensuring their legacy endures even if physical deterioration occurs.
  • Informed Conservation: Analyzing the data can help pinpoint areas requiring restoration, prioritize maintenance efforts, and guide future conservation projects.
  • Enhanced Visitor Experience: Interactive features and virtual tours could be developed, offering visitors a deeper understanding and appreciation of the site’s rich history.
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Behind the Technology:

To achieve this remarkable level of detail, the Hexagon team utilized a variety of award-winning devices:

  • Leica BLK2FLY: This autonomous flying drone, equipped with a LiDAR scanner, captured millions of data points from aerial perspectives.
  • BLK2GO: This handheld scanner offered high-resolution 3D capture for intricate details and close-up shots.
  • RTC 360: This innovative technology captured panoramic data at an impressive 2 million points per second, ensuring comprehensive coverage.
  • GS18i: This device aided in the crucial task of geo-referencing the entire point cloud, ensuring accurate spatial positioning within the real world.

This initiative showcases how advanced technology can bridge the gap between preserving our past and building smarter cities for the future. It opens doors for innovative solutions in heritage management, data-driven decision making, and enriching visitor experiences at historical sites.

Source: Telangana Today

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