Digital imaging

High quality finds photography, survey, GIS, Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), 3D photogrammetry and Structure from Motion (SfM).

Our team is experienced at producing digital images based on data from various sources, including survey data, LiDAR and photogrammetry.

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) of a Saxon pot

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) of a Saxon pot

Digital and manual survey data gathered during fieldwork is brought together with archaeological context data within a GIS (Geographical Information System) to produce maps, plans, sections and distribution plots of remains encountered during investigations.

Survey data from buildings is used to created floor plans, elevations or 3D visualisations where requested and photogrammetry can be used to create images of both built structures and archaeological remains.

Alongside the use of traditional photography and hand illustration to depict artefacts we use RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) to analyse low relief objects. We can also offer laser scanning services where more detailed 3D visualisation is required.