Archeological archiving/investigation & documentation using Brown Field Modelling
3D laser scanning is increasingly employed in the preservation efforts of historic and archeological structures and sites. Laser scanners gather hard-to-reach data to determine the amount of deterioration and stress experienced in a certain locale. Scanning produces point clouds and geo-referenced images that are used to form models, giving insight into how the structure was constructed and the movements that may have shaped its present condition. This further determines how to correctly maintain and preserve the structure for the future.
For example, the thickness of a wall may be analysed to prevent collapse and determine which parts may need restoration. This technology can also monitor how the structural stability changes over time to validate if the conservation efforts are working or in need of drastic strategic measures.