Published on Friday, 28 December 2012 11:14
German experts have been assisting the government in making an inventory of heritage buildings in downtown Yangon using Geographic Information System (GIS) tools.
The heritage inventory of downtown Yangon covers the heritage buildings between Lanmadaw and Thein Phyu roads running from east to west, and between Bogyoke Aung San to Strand roads running from north to south, according to Dr Regine Spohner, GIS and RS Specialist from the University of Cologne in Germany.
"We plan to make a map from the data collected with GIS. With this technology, one can easily find the buildings on the map and learn about their structural designs, sizes, and views," said an official from the Department of Human Settlements and Housing Development.
"We plan to preserve urban heritage as a nationwide (project). We are now taking a list of heritage buildings in Yangon to preserve the urban heritage. Urban heritage covers not only heritage buildings but also other historic buildings and natural heritages such as the Kandawgyi Lake and the Inya Lake," said said Hlaing Maw Oo, deputy director of the Department of Human Settlements and Housing Development.
Currently, a total of 189 buildings in Yangon have been listed in the government’s heritage inventory stock. Field data for the inventory stock have been collected since 2010.
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