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Drone-Based LiDAR Scanning & Orthophotography for Archaeology

By Mike Ball / 07 Dec 2021

UAV LiDAR point cloud data

YellowScan has released a case study highlighting how its Surveyor Ultra UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) LiDAR solution has been used to survey a historic monastery on an island in Lough Derg, Ireland. The data gathered is being used as part of an archaeological assessment of the monastery.

Read the full case study on YellowScan’s website

Gaining access to the island can be challenging, and drone-based remote sensing allowed the aerial survey to be completed safely from the mainland. Projects such as these are often undertaken with photogrammetry alone, but a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) was required to penetrate the vegetation and help identify any archaeological features under the canopy, so LiDAR scanning was required.

The case study covers:

  • The parameters required for the survey mission
  • The drone and payloads used
  • The resulting pointclouds gathered by the survey
  • The benefits of the Surveyor Ultra platform for UAV surveying

To find out more about how the Surveyor Ultra enables rapid and high-quality data acquisition in challenging environments, read the full case study on YellowScan’s website.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact