Automatic detection of archaeological sites in airborne laser scanning data


Project description

The aim of the LIDARK project is to study how new, high-resolution airborne laser scanning data can be
utilized more effectively in the protection and research of the archaeological cultural heritage. The
project will explore how the new data will allow for easier identification of sites; how the materia! can
be used to programmatically refine the spatial accuracy of target data; and how the processing of laser
scanning data can be automated to streamline work.

Project coordinator

Finnish Heritage Agency

Project results

The first peer-reviewed article was published on Apr 21st 2021:

1. O. Seitsonen & J. Ikäheimo 2021: Detecting archaeological features with airborne laser scanning in the Alpine tundra of Sápmi, Northern Finland. Remote Sensing 13(8). Link (Open Access).


Janne Ikäheimo

University lecturer