In my previous article I gave an introduction to LIDAR for archaeology. This article aims to take you one step further. It shows an example of processing real world LIDAR point clouds for archaeology, in order to create a digital surface model (DSM).

In today’s example we will be looking at LIDAR data for Tikal, a Mayan city located in Guatemala. This city flourished between 200 and 850 A.D, and became the home to Temple IV, the tallest pre-Columbian structure in the Americas.

We will be going from site, to point cloud, to digital surface model (DSM) in a few…

Kristina Georgieva

Data scientist, software engineer, poet, writer, blogger, ammature painter

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