DIGITAL GEOSPATIAL DATA GENERATION AND TERRESTRIAL SCANNING FOR 3D RECONSTRUCTION OF HERITAGE SITE AT HAMPI
The council had submitted the project proposal on 'Digital Geospatial Data Generation and Terrestrial Scanning for 3D Reconstruction of Heritage Site at Hampi' solicited by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under Indian Digital Heritage (IDH) programme. Considering the council's vast experience and expertise in the application of Geospatial technologies for governance, Natural resources management and Infrastructure development, the DST-GOI had sanctioned to KSCST the implementation of the project on pilot basis initially for 6 months at a cost of Rs.20,000,00/- for understanding the technology and verifying its utility in the programme.
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India had awarded the project in the month of February2011.
The following activities have been carried out.
The findings of the pilot project and the scaled up project was presented to the Expert Committee which met at IIT-Chennai on 14/3/2012, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Ashok Jhunjunwala. The Committee appreciated the progress and timely completion of the pilot project after incorporating the suggestions of the Committee. The Committee strongly felt that the scanning has to be carried out by procuring the state of the art scanners and the Council should lead this project. It was also suggested that KSCST during the course of implementation of this project should also train research scholars of all the other technical projects in this technique and create a strong trained technical manpower.