Lidar visualisation and interpretation workshop 2014 in Esslingen, Germany

Registration is now open for the Lidar visualisation and interpretation workshop 2014 in Esslingen, Germany. The workshop will be a four-day event (including one field day) for students, graduate students and young professionals who are looking for theoretical background as well as hands-on experience with visualisation techniques for high-resolution digital elevation models (mainly but not exclusively based on airborne lidar) in the field of archaeology.

Date: 08-11 July 2014

Location: Esslingen, Germany


The aims of the workshop are to bring together students and young professionals to learn about lidar visualisation techniques and archaeological interpretation. The programme will include presentations, visualisation and mapping exercises and a field day.

The maximum number of participants will be 20; please register early. Participation fee will be 50 €. A limited number of Archaeolandscapes travel grants will be available.

Tentative programme

• Monday, July 7:
o arrival
• Tuesday, July 8:
o morning: introduction to workshop; presentations
o afternoon: visualisation and mapping exercises
• Wednesday, July 9:
o full day: field trip
• Thursday, July 10:
o morning: visualisation and mapping exercises
o afternoon: visualisation and mapping exercises
• Friday, July 11:
o morning: combining lidar and aerial photography
o departure


The workshop will take at the State Office for Cultural Heritage Baden-Württemberg (Landesamt für Denkmalpflege) in Esslingen, Germany. Esslingen is located 15 minutes by train from the city of Stuttgart and 30 minutes by bus from Stuttgart airport. The State Office for Cultural Heritage is located a short walk from the train station and bus terminal as well as from Esslingen’s historic city centre.

Important deadlines

• 28 October 2013: registration for workshop begins
• 28 February 2014: registration for workshop ends
• 04 April 2014: application deadline for Archaeolandscapes travel grants


If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please send an e-mail to

The e-mail should contain the following information:

• name, surname
• status (student / graduate student, post-doc…)
• institution, country
• reason for wishing to take part in the workshop
• previous experience with interpretation of airborne lidar (if any)