Seminar Details

LiDAR Recordation Techniques for Cultural Resources: Selecting an Application for Your Project

When: May 25, 2021 2:00-4:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Certification: RPA-certified


Pricing

Individual Registration: $99 for SAA members; $149 for non-members

Group Registration: $139 for SAA members; $189 for non-members


C. Cliff Creger and Beth P. Smith have been utilizing LiDAR capture and recordation methods since 2008 in situations spanning across the spread of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s cultural resources work. They have used and presented LiDAR recordings of petroglyphs, ruins, haunted hotels, antelope traps, excavated caves, Mastodon teeth, and lithic tools.

This presentation reviews and illustrates the wide application spectrum of LiDAR technologies for use in cultural resources projects. Depending on the feature or object to be scanned in the field, aerial, terrestrial and drone data each deliver different final products. The instructors will discuss methods for selecting a project-specific approach, the setup of the recordation event, and how to achieve the visualization outcome desired for the project. The lecture will include case studies from cultural resource projects. The instructors will discuss the steps to consider, including how to “look” at the object to be recorded in three dimensions and estimate how to perform the scan to achieve and produce the final 3D object. They will review the use of engineering-grade LiDAR, iPhone LiDAR, and photogrammetry-based LiDAR, as well as some common mistakes to avoid in collecting and processing 3D data.
  1. Develop methods for selecting a project-specific approach
  2. Explain the setup of the recordation event
  3. Outline how to achieve the visualization outcome desired for the project