Terrestrial Remote Sensing

Historic England experts investigate how geophysics and other specialist survey techniques can be used to learn more about heritage assets.

Archaeological remains still buried under the ground can be revealed by geophysical techniques such as magnetometry, resistivity and ground penetrating radar.

Laser scanning and various forms of photogrammetry are used to accurately record in three dimensions buildings, monuments and artefacts. The 3D data is used to create plans, elevations and visualisations to help management, research and illustration.

Archaeological Investigation