Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB (Scotland, UK)

At a time of economic crisis and environmental threat, countries everywhere have to address the dual challenge of protecting and preserving their natural and cultural heritage while maximizing their economic value.

This two-day international conference on 23 and 24 November 2011 will focus on the potential for new technologies to create high-quality, remote-access visitor experiences for World Heritage Sites and other sites of cultural, historical and natural significance where remote access is necessary.

The aims of this Conference are to showcase some of the new technologies available (3D/4D scanning, mobile technologies, GPS/GIS, satellite technologies, apps and social media) & discuss their applications; to debate policy issues linked to the benefits and challenges these new technologies present for sites preservation, conservation, and interpretation worldwide; and to encourage site managers worldwide to consider the benefits & impact the new technologies could have for their own sites as well as allow them to investigate those further.

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