LiDAR is increasingly used in the field of surface archaeological research, including aiding in the planning of field campaigns, mapping features beneath forest canopy, and providing an overview of broad, continuous features that may be indistinguishable on the ground. Areas that were previously inaccessible or difficult to register archaeologically, now can be the object of extensive research.
By using this technology, we can provide our customers with a highly accurate and detailed digital terrain model. Thanks to the DTM, it is possible to characterize shapes and details invisible from ground level and identify layouts of long-disappeared man-made structures.
Such revealed micro-topography that are otherwise hidden by vegetation, can be integrated into GIS for analysis (e.g. spatial relationships between the objects, micro-components of land relief and shadow that is cast) and interpretation.