This article published in collaboration with JUIDA, the Japan UAS Industrial Development Association.

Protecting history: Japan will use drones to create digital twins of Japanese historical landmarks.

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian J. McNabb

Hiro Holdings

The Hiro Holdings Group, based out of Nara, Japan, has recently announced a partnership with Wise Planning Co. Ltd which will see the use of drones to map and recreate Japanese historical landmarks in 3D. Digital archiving, where digital scans of historical objects are kept as a method of preservation, is becoming an increasingly important tool for archeologists and historians worldwide, especially as over-crowding or over-handling can cause irreversible damage to delicate, ancient environments and artifacts. On top of this, many of Japan’s most important ancient buildings are made of wood, and are highly vulnerable to fire damage or erosion, making digital preservation uniquely important on the island.

Hiro and…