GIM International published an article highlighting the growing role of geospatial in archaeology, and how airborne LiDAR and 3D modelling technologies have become amongst the most valuable geospatial tools available to archaeologists when gathering insights into key historical sites.
This article references a project at the historic site of Fort Anne in Nova Scotia, Canada, located among the oldest European settlements in North America. Datasets were captured by SMU researchers for the Fort Anne area with state-of-the-art RIEGL airborne sensors, the VQ-1560i and the LMS-Q780 at a pulse spacing of 0.4m.
“At Fort Anne, the visualization not only serves as an aesthetic recreation of history, but scientists are also relying on it to decide where to focus future field activities which will include traditional excavation with spades and trowels.”
To read the full article and learn more about this incredible project, click the link below.
The Use of Airborne Lidar to Visualize History in 3D
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