Baidu, China´s largest search engine, has launched an initiative to rebuild Nepal virtually, in 360 degrees using the many existing pictures of destroyed sites. Communication director Kaiser Kuo explains on his Facebook page how it works, and how tourists´pictures will be used.
In order to do that, our Quanjing Map team needs to process massive amounts of image data, and so we’re now collecting photos from people who have been to Nepal and taken pictures of the cultural sites, including the Bhimsen Tower （达拉哈拉塔）, Swayambhunath (斯瓦扬布纳特寺), Bodhnath (博达哈大佛塔) and Durbar Square （杜巴广场）in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
It doesn’t matter whether there are people on the photos, as long as the are no obvious logos or watermarks on them and the pictures are clear enough. We may not get back to you immediately after your upload, but you have a chance to take part in an important digital restoration project, and we think you’ll be amazed when the immersive imagery is finally done!
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