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Bluesky 3D Laser Maps AONB for Archaeological Studies

By [email protected] - 21st December 2016 - 10:37

Bluesky has used aircraft mounted lasers to create 3D maps of potentially important archaeological sites in Devon. Funded by Historic England (formerly English Heritage), the LiDAR surveys were commissioned by Devon County Council’s Historic Environment team with support from the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and The East Devon AONB. Using a range of visualisation techniques, the Bluesky LiDAR data will be modelled to provide accurate representations of earthwork remains, providing new information for known monuments and revealing previously unknown sites. The three locations captured by Bluesky were in the East Devon and Blackdown Hills AONB, all previously under-mapped and under-studied but thought to be of great archaeological potential.