Heritage on the Edge is intended to provide Google with the status quo of five UNESCO World Heritage sites at high risk of extinction due to climate change.
Google has previously unveiled Google Arts&Culture, which digitalized art and cultural heritage, etc., but Heritage on the Edge is also part of this effort. In addition to more than 50 online exhibits, it also includes 3D models and street view tours. In addition, it contains content that shows what kind of crisis this World Heritage is exposed to by climate change and how it is responding locally.
The contents were jointly produced by international non-governmental organizations related to the preservation of historical monuments and relics around the world, ICOMOS, the International Monuments and Relics Council, CyArk, which promotes the digitalization of cultural heritage, and Google Art & Culture. The data can be downloaded for free by anyone and can be used for research and other projects.
Leaving the world heritage as digital data is of great significance. But what is really needed is to make efforts to moderately reduce climate change to preserve this legacy for a long time. Related information can be found here .