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The identification of sites within forested areas is one of the remaining unresolved issues for archaeological prospection. Airborne laser scanning can be a solution to this problem: due to the capability of penetrating forest to a certain degree (depending on the vegetation density) the determination of the terrain surface is even possible in wooded areas.(More)
Due to its ability to provide dense, fast and accurate range measurements, airborne laser scanning (ALS) is becoming increasingly popular for extensive, large area surveying tasks; however, there is still a lack of (published) methods for 3D segmentation and object modeling that exploit the full potential of this new technology. In this paper, we(More)
For the last 4 years, an area covering 700 km 2 along the river Leitha 30 km southeast of Vienna has been investigated in two research projects. This paper presents the preliminary results and tries to demonstrate the potential of an integrated approach using aerial reconnaissance, targeted field walking, and ALS, and shows the high-quality information that(More)
Today, digital terrain models (DTMs) are used in many fields of science and practice. When modelling the earth's surface it is necessary to make a clear distinction between terrain models, i.e. models representing the terrain in the sense of the 'bare soil', and surface models, i.e. models that also include artificial buildings and vegetation. A DTM should(More)
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