Chinese remote sensing data to provide data for Angkor

China is lending its satellite imaging resources to Cambodia to help understand real-time environmental patterns affecting the Angkor region, through a special remote sensing centre in Angkor.

China’s remote-sensing satellites helps Angkor Wat restoration
Business Standard, 10 August 2015

China’s remote-sensing satellites are providing environmental data for protection of the ruins of Cambodia’s heritage Angkor Wat, a magnificent 12th century Hindu temple which holds exceptional universal value.

Located in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, Angkor Wat Temple, inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1992, is the country’s most popular tourist destination.

Chinese satellites are using remote-sensing to collect and process images of the site in real time, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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