“The destruction of heritage has become an instrument of terror, in a global strategy to undermine societies, propagate intolerance and erase memories.”

Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO

Mission statement

The University of South Florida’s Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies works to document, preserve, and protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage through the use of digital visualization, geospatial technologies, informatics and 3D virtualization.

Central to our mission is the democratization of science and the facilitation of scientific research, collaboration, and education by delivering digital data and heritage resources to the global community.