The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are proud to present From Space To Place – An Image Atlas of World Heritage Sites on the ‘In Danger’ List. This book is a visual and narrative tour of 31 World Heritage sites around the world whose natural and cultural treasures are endangered from a variety of natural and human-caused threats. The book focuses attention on the plight of these sites in the hope that an improved understanding of the threats they face will lead to an improved management and conservation of these globally important areas. The book also shows the utility of satellite imagery and associated image analysis technologies for detecting threats, and for understanding the greater landscape context in which the sites are situated. We hope that this book will encourage site authorities and other World Heritage advocates to include the use of satellite imagery and space technologies in their stewardship efforts.
Also available in the World Heritage series