Gan Mound (LAM-GAN-2 ), Maldives

General Attributes
Project NameGan Mound (LAM-GAN-2 )
Spatial DataDownload (Links to all available data types will be emailed)
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial3.3 GBNikon D750 DSLR
Photogrammetry - Aerial2.8 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
LiDAR - TerrestrialN/A GBFaro Focus S350 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Site DescriptionA large artificial earthen mound (havittha) marking the site of an ancient Buddhist ritual complex that also includes the ruins of a dozens of stupas and other coral stone structures. The surface of the mound is currently covered with pieces of coral rubble and overgrown with vegetation, among which are also scattered several fragments of more finely worked coral stone blocks with ornamental details.
Project DescriptionMaldives Heritage Survey works to systematically inventory and digitally document the endangered cultural heritage of the Maldives. The materials documented through this work are critically endangered, facing both natural and human threats that jeopardize the survival and accessibility of historical information for this vital node in pre-modern global economic and religious networks at the cross-roads of an interconnected Indian Ocean world. The data made available here was collected by our Field Team using a FARO Focus S350 Lidar scanner and Nikon D750, Drone DJI Phantom 4 Pr for photogrammetry).
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Collection Date2018-08-13 to 2018-09-13
Publication Date2020-02-24
License TypeCC BY-NC-ND
ContributorsMaldives Heritage Survey
CollectorsMaldives Heritage Survey
FundersArcadia Fund
PartnersOxford Centre for Islamic Studies , SaieLab - Washington University in St. Louis , Earth Observatory of Singapore
Site AuthorityMaldives National Center for Cultural Heritage,Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage
Maldives Heritage Survey 2020: Gan Mound (LAM-GAN-2 ) - Photogrammetry - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial , LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by Maldives Heritage Survey . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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