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DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2014/B31/S9.040

A NEW LOOK AT HISTORIC FORTIFICATIONS - MEDIEVAL CASTLES AND AIRBORNE LASER SCANNING

W. Ostrowski, K. Bakula, R. Zaplata
Saturday 1 November 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2014, www.sgemsocial.org , SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-29-2/ ISSN 2367-5659, September 1-9, 2014, Book 3, Vol. 1, 307-314 pp

ABSTRACT
In this article, the essential role of ALS data application is presented in example of the Eagles’ Nests, which are group of medieval castles - historical fortification systems in Poland. A key issue in this research is to expose the impact of various transformations of elevation models, which allows for a more comprehensive analysis of mentioned historical monuments and their neighborhood including particularly, appropriate visualization methods of digital terrain models (DTM) and digital surface models (DSM). Application of advanced processing methods of elevation models such as Solar Radiation Analysis, Sky-View Factor, Openness, can allow to take a new look at monuments that are already known.

Keywords: medieval castles, airborne laser scanning (ALS), archaeological interpretation, digital terrain model.