Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), also known as ground-based lidar, provides a way to
rapidly collect high-resolution topographic data of a surface while minimizing
disturbance. While aerial lidar data provides spatial resolutions in the 1-3 m range,
TLS can provide data at cm-scale or even mm-scale resolution over a more limited
area. This talk will focus on the basic workflow associated with collection and
analysis of TLS data, the range of instruments available, and potential uses in
archaeology. Examples cover a range of applications from site documentation to
using repeat TLS scans to detect and quantify geomorphic change on a surface over
Video presentation at the "Workshop on Digital Topographic Analysis: LiDAR, Satellite Imagery, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, and GIS" held at the University of Minnesota on May 14, 2015.
Geomorphic Change Detection and Site Documentation with Terrestrial Laser Scanning.
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