The Antiquities Coalition partnered with Hexagon Geospatial to create the #CultureUnderThreat Smart M.App, a dynamic visualization of the destruction of cultural heritage sites using a Hexagon Smart M.App. This new technology helps understand patterns of deliberate destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East and North Africa. The interactive resource allows complicated issues to be communicated clearly with the public and drive policy to mitigate the destruction and cultural pillaging for profit.

The video features Antiquities Coalition’s chief of staff Katie A. Paul and counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance as they describe the value of this interactive mapping tool in examining the cross-section of heritage and terrorism in the post-Arab Spring environment. Hexagon Smart M.App expert Kenyon Waugh shows how the map works and what new functions can be applied to the data on heritage destruction.

See Hexagon’s video on the #CultureUnderThreat Smart M.App from the Keynote speech at their annual conference: