Charitable Foundation European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) and Drone.ua Company will hold a pilot project in Kyiv.
ESJF Foundation is engaged in research and preservation of Jewish cemeteries, firstly those belonging to Jewish communities eliminated during World War II. Such cemeteries are not only an interesting primary source, but also an important element of cultural and legacy of Ukraine. The project is implemented with the support of the European Commission.
The Foundation has already held training for the history teachers of secondary schools, during which the methods of informing pupils about the sites of multicultural historical and cultural legacy in their native city, in particular Jewish cemeteries and stimulating interest and respect towards them.
“Now, we are proliferating our work, in particular, we implement educational program using the newest technologies in university lecture halls,” the message says.
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) shooting and photogrammetric plotting of the received data are key components of mapping and documenting the Jewish cemeteries in the frameworks of research carried out by Charitable Foundation ESJF.
The working seminar aimed at students of engineering faculties, is designed to apply and process the UAV (drones) data. Generation of a point cloud, based on which a 3D model of the researched site is created further, allows you to read the topographic data of the area, document these sites and plan activities for their further protection (for example, building a fence). The seminar focuses on the practical aspect of the application of such technology.
Digital documentation of objects of historical and cultural heritage is an integral and very important aspect of its preservation, because it adds to the traditional - physical - methods of its protection. The seminar will provide an opportunity to learn from experience that can be applied in various industries by engineers, architects, historians and other professions. We hope that the project will stimulate the interest in preserving historical and cultural heritage of our state.
The seminar will be held with the support of the Dean of the Faculty of Geographic Information Systems and Technologies of Territory Management of Kyiv National University of Building and Architecture. The main audience will be third-year students of relevant specialties. Speakers at the seminar: ESJF project manager Alexander Bessarab, professor of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, historian epigraphist Alexandra Fishel, as well as Tetiana Kondratenko, representative of drone.ua.