Improving LiDAR processing methods for archaeological site management.
Authors: Christopher Griesbach, Lori Collins
Algorithms used to process publicly available LiDAR data can obscure or not be sensitive enough to the digital signatures indicative of an archaeological site. My presentation examines methods for effectively integrating terrestrial and aerial LiDAR with GPS and robotic total station data in ArcGIS to improve archaeological understanding. Case studies from several prehistoric Native American shell mounds in Florida are examined to show the importance of ground verification and data integration.