Archaeology Images, LIDAR
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Stephen Eastmead Archaeology Photographs and 3D Models
This 124 page A4 pdf document should enable those involved in community archaeology to start using a QGIS a geographical information system (v2.14 or v2.18) to handle their archaeology data and generate professional looking maps for their reports, whilst at the same time learning how to process the LIDAR data that is freely available in the UK and elsewhere. LIDAR is processed as: 2D greyscale images, 2D colour banded elevations and 3D greyscale and colour banded elevation models.

Examples of the 3D models can be viewed here.

It covers using Open Source vector and raster maps and lots more.

Students may find this a useful initial guide too.

Whilst it uses archaeological data to demonstrate how you can use QGIS, it is equally applicable to other specialties and data sources. 

The Contents page can be read by scrolling down this page.

All of the described procedures have been described for Windows 10 users, and a colleague has worked through the document using a MAC OS X computer. A number of MAC OS X alternative procedures are included.

Copyright © Stephen Eastmead 2017-2018

Revision 4 of the QGIS-LIDAR guide released 24/02/2018

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IMPORTANT: As of March 2018 QGIS have released version 3.0 which is a major revision. It is not recommended to use the QGIS-LIDAR Guide with QGIS 3.0 as there have been many changes to QGIS's appearance and perhaps functionality. I will be letting QGIS 3.0 settle down for at least 6 months before looking at updating the guide during the autumn/winter of 2018. There is no real advantage in using this release for LiDAR processing.




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