Travel+Leisure: Google Has a New Tool That Helps Travelers Find a Hotel Near a Landmark, Attraction, or Event

Travel+Leisure: Google Has a New Tool That Helps Travelers Find a Hotel Near a Landmark, Attraction, or Event. “Now, you can … quickly find places to stay within walking or driving distance of a particular landmark, attraction, or event, making it simple to find the right place to stay near a wedding venue, or any other event you’ve got going on, whether it’s a family reunion or a music festival. You can also use the tool to find a hotel near the top landmark on your travel list — which might mean searching for Paris hotels in walking distance of the Eiffel Tower.”

US Department of State: State Department Launches New Partnership with Google Arts & Culture to Preserve Cultural Heritage

US Department of State: State Department Launches New Partnership with Google Arts & Culture to Preserve Cultural Heritage. “Have you ever wanted to explore a cultural heritage site in another country, but didn’t know where to start? Now, there’s a platform for that! On World Heritage Day, we invite you to join the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center for a virtual exploration of our heritage preservation projects at sites around the world…. Launching for the first time on Google Arts & Culture, the Cultural Heritage Center is sharing examples from over 1,100 Ambassadors Fund projects in 130+ countries.”

Bureau of Land Management: Explore Bears Ears National Monument With 3D Guided Tours Of The Mule Canyon Village And House On Fire

Bureau of Land Management: Explore Bears Ears National Monument With 3D Guided Tours Of The Mule Canyon Village And House On Fire. “In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the non-profit CyArk has produced a 3D guided tour of two prominent locations in Bears Ears National Monument. This virtual visit is an opportunity to experience locations in Bears Ears National Monument, even if you can’t go there in person. You can listen to BLM employees, explore the site using your mouse or curser, and learn more about the people who build these prehistoric structures.”

The Guardian: Historic England to offer virtual flights over ancient landscapes

The Guardian: Historic England to offer virtual flights over ancient landscapes. “The Aerial Archaeological Mapping Explorer contains thousands of sites identified on half a million aerial photographs covering more than half the country. Further archaeological remains have been identified using airborne laser scanning technology known as lidar (light, detection and ranging), which creates 3D images of the Earth’s surface.”

The National Herald: Greece Launches New Website on Protected Areas, Mountain Shelters, Ski Resorts

The National Herald: Greece Launches New Website on Protected Areas, Mountain Shelters, Ski Resorts. “The website presents all the protected areas of mainland and island Greece, giving equal weight to both the natural and cultural wealth of the country, while it aims to highlight their importance and value for recreation. It is aimed at a broad audience that includes agencies, institutions and scientists as well as non-specialist nature lovers, while it is user friendly.”

Saving history: 3D laser scans preserve world heritage sites (Big Think)

Big Think: Saving history: 3D laser scans preserve world heritage sites. “Throughout history, countless artifacts have been caught in the crossfires of war, deliberately targeted by iconoclasts or swallowed up by the indifferent forces of nature and time. As a result, numerous non-profit groups and agencies — most notably, UNESCO — have sprung up to prevent the present from erasing the past. But while even the most well protected monument remains at risk of being physically destroyed, we now have a way to preserve them digitally.”

The Post and Courier: South Carolina nonprofit creates archive of Palmetto State landmarks

New-to-me, and apparently revamped to all our benefit, from The Post and Courier: South Carolina nonprofit creates archive of Palmetto State landmarks. “Today, its website features entries on over 2,000 landmarks. Most are still standing, but the project also catalogues locations that have fallen to ruin or disappeared. In addition to photographs, entries include write-ups adding historical context to the sites, along with addresses, links to similar landmarks and information about any other notable places nearby.”

Floornature Architecture & Surfaces: Winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention

Floornature Architecture & Surfaces: Winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention. “The winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, a prize awarded every two years in four categories, with a special mention for restoration, were announced a few days ago. The winning projects stand out for their ability to demonstrate great sensitivity, care and respect.”

American Academy in Rome: AAR Receives Major Gift of Photographs of Ancient Roman Sites by Carole Raddato

Thanks to Esther S. for sending this my way. From the American Academy in Rome: AAR Receives Major Gift of Photographs of Ancient Roman Sites by Carole Raddato. “The American Academy in Rome (AAR) announced that photographer Carole Raddato has gifted the core of her vast collection—some 30,000 digital images—to the AAR Library to ensure its long-term preservation and continued access to scholars. The gift represents the most important collection of images of antiquity to come to the Academy since Ernest Nash’s Fototeca Unione was formed in 1956, and is the first to consist of photos taken wholly in the twenty-first century.”