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Why use drones for scanning heritage sites? – Drone scanning is a sustainable and non-invasive method, revolutionising heritage preservation. By capturing high-resolution images, it aids in monitoring structural integrity and guiding restoration efforts, while also protecting historical sites from unnecessary wear and tear.

How digitising heritage sites can create new revenue streams? – Use of drone scanning and 3D modelling can open up avenues such as commercial licensing, premium virtual events, crowdfunding, merchandising, and Immersive tourism and education. These sustainable and innovative methods not only preserve our historical sites but also provide them with financial stability for continued conservation.

Are the heritage building in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Real? – The answer is a blend of reality and digital mastery. The team at Visualskies had the privilege of scanning numerous historical sites across the UK, providing the VFX team with accurate 3D models to enhance their digital sets. The models contribute to the preservation of these historical treasures and more importantly expose them to the world for all to enjoy.

What heritage sites benefit from 3d scanning? – Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of digitising and aiding in the restoration of some of the UK’s most iconic heritage sites. This includes renowned landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and London’s historic Smithfield Market.

What is the Role of Drone Scanning in Heritage Preservation?

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What is the future for heritage revenue streams?

Merchandising For Heritage:


  • With the use of 3D printing technology, merchandise such as miniature models or replicas of artefacts from the heritage site could be created and sold. These unique items could be popular among tourists, history buffs, or as educational tools.

Commercial Licensing of 3D Models:


  • Heritage sites could license their 3D models to various industries. For instance, video game developers, film production houses, or even educational institutions might need these high-definition models for their projects. By providing commercial licensing, heritage sites can generate a steady income stream.

Immersive Tourism:


  • As travel becomes more challenging in today’s world, virtual tourism is emerging as a promising alternative. Heritage sites can offer virtual tours of their facilities, allowing visitors from around the world to explore these historic landmarks in immersive 3D. This not only broadens accessibility to these sites but also opens up a new source of revenue. A fun example could be to explore the crown of King Charles III at his coronation.

Future Historical Research and Education:


  • 3D models of heritage sites serve as an excellent resource for historians, researchers, and students alike. With high-quality 3D models, one can explore every nook and cranny of a historic site from the comfort of their own home or classroom, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for our shared history. Imagine uk schools being able to take the children into the immersive world of The Romans in VR, centre of the colosseum or exploring the vast amounts of castles in the UK adoring suits of armour.

Expanded Crowdfunding and Donations:

  • With a global audience now able to virtually visit these sites, there is an opportunity to tap into a wider donor base for preservation and restoration efforts. A well-executed crowdfunding campaign, or simply an option to donate towards the upkeep of the site, could raise substantial funds.
Smithfield's Restoration Project Render
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Drone Scanning Heritage in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Complimenting the Architecture with our Methodology

Heritage Locations We Scanned

Visualskies Preserving Parliament

Our Team At Parliament
Victoria Tower Detail Render
Victoria Tower Top Detail


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