Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Digital technologies



Each of the Scottish Ten sites raised its own particular digital documentation challenges, and a wide range of technologies was used to accurately capture data.

Remaining at the cutting edge of developments ensures that we deliver the best quality spatial data for an ever-growing range of heritage applications.

Laser scanning was the main technique used in the Scottish Ten fieldwork, while most of the others below proved useful at some stage.

Main digital technologies used:

  • laser scanning – also known as LiDAR
  • photogrammetry – also known as Structure-from-Motion
  • high dynamic range (HDR) photography
  • structured light scanning
  • gigapixel imaging
  • reflectance transformation imaging
  • multistation scanning and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment
  • underwater sonar
  • motion capture
  • infrared thermography
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