3D Laser Scanning for Heritage

Book3D Laser Scanning for Heritage

3D Laser Scanning for Heritage

Advice and Guidance on the Use of Laser Scanning in Archaeology and Architecture

Historic England Guidance


February 28th, 2018





The first edition of 3D Laser Scanning for Heritage was published in 2007 and originated from the Heritage3D project that in 2006 considered the development of professional guidance for laser scanning in archaeology and architecture. Publication of the second edition in 2011 continued the aims of the original document in providing updated guidance on the use of three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning across the heritage sector. By reflecting on the technological advances made since 2011, such as the speed, resolution, mobility and portability of modern laser scanning systems and their integration with other sensor solutions, the guidance presented in this third edition should assist archaeologists, conservators and other cultural heritage professionals unfamiliar with the approach in making the best possible use of this now highly developed technique.

Author Information

Clive Boardman is a 3D metric data specialist with over 30 years of experience. Clive is also a tutor at TSA Survey School where he conducts a quarterly short course in photogrammetry. Author and Geospatial Imaging Manager at Historic England, York.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
• Introduction
• Laser scanning technology
• Laser scanning procedures
• Specifying and commissioning a survey
• Case studies
• References
• Glossary
• Where to get advice
• Acknowledgements