The use of drone technology preserves delicate structures, captures explicit detail, and extends budget for conservation
Kulturstiftung Sachsen Anhalt, Germany and Bauhaus Universität Weimar, have entered into a three-year project focusing on monument and heritage conservation of the Halberstadt Cathedral, also known as the Church of Saint Stephen and Saint Sixtus (Dom zu Halberstadt).
This Gothic church in Saxony-Anhalt was predominantly constructed in the early 15th century. Historical structures like this suffer from changing environmental conditions that damage structures. Careful stock condition surveys, and structural health monitoring and planning, are required to protect structures and to choose the right conservation measures.
Visual inspections of historical structures are very costly and require technical, logistical, and personnel resources. In particular, accessing hard-to-reach places requires expensive equipment, scaffolding, and qualified personnel. Using the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone, mitigated risk to the structures, while saving time and resources.