Every country is a treasure of art, philosophy, architecture, classic dances, flora, fauna and much more. There is a perfect blend of religions, customs, languages and traditions which is reflected in the thriving heritage of a nation. The historical sites of any country make it a must to visit the place for avid travelers. The culture, music, art, dances, festivals, customs, languages and cuisines is the best way to understand the incredible heritage of any country. There are plenty of cultural art festivals that take place.
Culture can give people a connection to social values, beliefs, religions and customs. It allows people to identify with others of similar mindsets and backgrounds. Cultural heritage can provide a sense of unity and belonging within a group and allows us to better understand previous generations and history of where we come from. New York City for e.g has people from all over the country and the world. There are large communities based around certain cultural heritages.
It is necessary to protect the cultural heritage and monuments from natural disasters for future generations. Cultural assets comprise important records of human history that leave signs of the past in the present and future. Hence 3D modelling of historical monuments is a great tool to preserve these monuments. The digital modelling of heritage sites helps archaeologists to study the various aspects. This 3D measuring device uses an infrared laser i.e. laser rangefinder. It creates a 3D digital archive with the aim of conserving excavated remains.
Laser range finders are extensively used for building small scale as well as large scale models from reality. They are non contact type and are used to measure the distance of 3D points from their center. In recent years people have been heat mapping the age of buildings around them, similar to the technology in night vision gear, heat mapping allows you to display the age of buildings in an easy to see manner.
Travelling helps experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes historic, cultural and natural resources. A significant proportion of cultural spectrum is occupied by heritage tourism. It is also a powerful economic development tool. It creates jobs, provides new business opportunities and strengthens local economies.
The idea of cultural heritage tourism is that one should save the heritage and the culture of the country, share it with visitors and reap the economic benefits of tourism. When carried out in a right and positive way it helps protect the nation’s natural and cultural treasures and improve the quality of life of the residents and the visitors.
The benefits of cultural heritage tourism and art are many.
- Opportunities increase for diversified economies, ways to prosper economically while holding on to the characteristics that make communities special.
- Heritage attractions increase local value added through expanding visitor expenditures.
- It promotes conservation of natural, built and traditional heritage.
- Helps image destinations and intellectual property.
- Builds society’s cultural confidence and image of self worth.
- It creates new markets for local and regional arts and crafts and builds community pride.