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Interpreting archaeological topography : airborne laser scanning, 3D data and ground observation

Author: Rachel S Opitz; David Cowley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, cop. 2013.
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Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS), or lidar, is an enormously important innovation for data collection and interpretation in archaeology. The application of archaeological 3D data deriving from sources  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel S Opitz; David Cowley
ISBN: 9781842175163 1842175165
OCLC Number: 833444381
Description: ix, 268 p. : ill., krt. ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Interpreting archaeological topography: lasers, 3D data, observation, visualisation and applications(Rachel S. Opitz and David C. Cowley)2. An overview of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning in archaeology(Rachel S. Opitz)Section 1: Towards understanding landscapes - lidar in context 3. Airborne laser scanning and archaeological interpretation - bringing back the people(Michael Doneus and Thomas Kuhteiber)4. Cultivating the `wilderness' - how lidar can improve archaeological landscape understanding(Ole Risbol)5. I Walked, I Saw, I Surveyed, but what did I see?...and what did I survey?(Stratford Halliday)6. Interpreting aerial images(Rog Palmer)7. Messy landscapes: lidar and the practices of landscaping(Dimitrij Mlekuz)Section 2: Working with lidar and 3D data8. Visualizations of lidar derived relief models(Ziga Kokalj, Klemen Zaksek and Kristof Ostir)9. Worth a thousand words - Photogrammetry for archaeological 3D surveying(Fabio Remondino)10. From lidar to LSCM: micro-topographies of archaeological finds(Adrian A. Evans, Mhairi L. Maxwell and Gemma L. Cruickshanks)11. Using lidar data - drawing on 10 year's experience at English Heritage(Simon Crutchley)12. Lidar and World Heritage Sites in Ireland: Why was such a rich data source gathered, how is it being utilised, and what lessons have been learned?(Anthony Corns and Robert Shaw)13. The role of lidar intensity data in interpreting environmental and cultural archaeological landscapes(Keith Challis and Andy J. Howard)Section 3: Making meaningful landscapes with lidar and being part of something bigger14. The changing picture of archaeological landscapes: lidar prospection over very large areas as part of a cultural heritage strategy(Ralf Hesse) 15. Lidar in Mediterranean agricultural landscapes: reassessing land use in the Mauguio(Nicolas Poirier, Rachel Opitz, Laure Nuninger, and Kristof Ostir)16. Using lidar as part of a multi-sensor approach to archaeological survey and interpretation(Rebecca Bennett, Kate Welham, Ross A. Hill and Andrew Ford)17 Remotely acquired, not remotely sensed: using lidar as a field survey tool(Stewart Ainsworth, Al Oswald and Dave Went)18. Lidar survey in the Bru na Boinne World Heritage Site (Stephen Davis, Conor Brady, Will Megarry and Kevin Barton)19. Immersive visualisation of survey and laser scanning: the case for using computer game engines(Keith Challis and Mark Kincey)20. The practice of collaboration (Anthony Beck)21. Appendix: Key technical terms(Rachel Opitz)
Responsibility: edited by Rachel S. Opitz and David C. Cowley.


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This book is what you need to read if you want to know where we are in lidar, and far we can go. -- Landscapes Landscapes

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