Registration is now open for the LIDAR visualization 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 visualization techniques for high-resolution digital elevation models (mainly but not exclusively based on airborne LIDAR) in the field of archaeology.

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

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

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