Factum Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the use of digital technology for cultural heritage conservation, in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Iconem have recorded the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in Venice, Italy, in its entirety. For more than 10 days, the team using photogrammetry and LiDAR technologies scanned the 10-hectare island. The project entitled ARCHiVe, linked with EPFL's Venice Time Machine aims to “efficiently and effectively aid in the preservation of Venice's fragile cultural heritage”. After the 2019 flood in Venice that recorded the highest level, a team of experts including Factum Foundation, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, EPFL, and Iconem, have decided to take urgent actions, in order to preserve Venice's fragile cultural heritage. The city that might be uninhabitable by 2100 required immediate measures.
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