About Us

Global Digital Heritage

Global Digital Heritage (GDH) is a not-for-profit, private research and education organization dedicated to documenting, monitoring, and preserving our global cultural and natural heritage. We use digital visualization, 3D virtualization, geospatial informatics, and open access solutions to provide digital data and 3D models to governments, regional institutions, museums, local scholars, and the public. A key element of our mission is the democratization of science-we make all data freely available to the world in support of cultural heritage, heritage management, education, public access, scientific research, and to enhance the digital humanities.

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Mission

We believe that many nations, local and regional museums, and universities have specific and spectacular places, monuments, and museum collections that are critical to the global scientific agenda. While these are often recognized for their heritage value, they are underutilized in science and research because of distance or because the scientific community does not know they exist.

We use virtualization technology to digitize entire collections, entire museums, and entire archaeological and paleontological landscapes. We make virtual repositories available to any student, any child, any scientist or any enthusiast anywhere in the world at any time. We create online analytical tools to democratize education and research through global analyses and exploration. Our virtual repository approach allows scientific analyses of places, monuments, and collections on a global scale, and provides a mean to highlight the importance of those collections to their communities.

What we offer

In the face of an increasingly hostile world, a global landscape where conflict, natural disasters, and rapid environmental changes are destroying our shared heritage at an accelerating rate, we provide 3D digital services to document and preserve places and specimens critical to our global heritage. We do this for free. We then return all of the data and results to the host institution or regional/local authorities who can do anything they wish with the materials. All we ask is that we are allowed to publish papers on the project, and to also include the scan data and results on our web site.

All our data publically accessible
No exceptions

Data

Here you can find links to our data, broken up into relevant categories.

Sites & Projects

Start here for a global overview of the various projects we have worked on.

3D

Access 3D data like meshed models and point clouds.

2D

Photographs, orthophotos, videos, and other related material.

Global Digital Heritage in Numbers

Here is a snapshot of the data available so far.

6

Number of Countries

67

Sites and Museums

837

360 Photographs

235

Artifacts and Features

7303

FARO Focus Scans

46500

Photographs

16500

Gigabytes of Data

479

3D Models

Global Digital Heritage

We are an International Team of Archaeologists with Specializations in Digital Technologies and Heritage Documentation.

The Global Digital Heritage Team outside of Calatrava la Vieja, Castilla la Mancha, Spain

Meet the Team

Global Digital Heritage is made up of permanent staff and affiliated researchers with members in Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, England and the US.

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A photographic ballon, drone, and terrestrial laser scanner outside of Castilla la Vieja, Castilla la Mancha, Spain

How we work

We use state-of-the-art technologies for heritage documentation. These include terrestrial and aerial photogrammetry and photography, terrestrial and aerial (as needed) LiDAR. High-resolution scanning and photogrammetry for museum objects, and the most advanced software and computing power.

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About Us

Global Digital Heritage (GDH) is a not-for-profit, private research and education organization dedicated to documenting, monitoring, and preserving our global cultural and natural heritage. We use digital visualization, 3D virtualization, geospatial informatics, and open access solutions to provide digital data and 3D models to governments, regional institutions, museums, local scholars, and the public. A key element of our mission is the democratization of science-we make all data freely available to the world in support of cultural heritage, heritage management, education, public access, scientific research, and to enhance the digital humanities.

Our Contacts

2701 Beach Blvd S
Gulfport, FL 33707
USA

+1 (727)-827-2133
M-Th 7:30am-4:30pm
(When not in the field)