Center for Digital Heritage and Geospatial Information Faculty and Staff Publications

Terrestrial Laser Scanning Survey of Russell Cave National Monument, Alabama

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Using a combination of survey strategies including terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and imaging techniques, our project design examined the conditional and management concerns, and is providing baseline and comparative analytics for stabilization and monitoring strategy efforts. These newly collected imaging and spatial data will be used to examine areas of change and delineate areas where stabilization efforts have recently occurred. The project is a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) and the National Park Service Southeast Archeological Center (NPS SEAC). Some of the materials collected as part of this work, including legacy photographs and historical maps and documentation from previous surveys, will also be made available in online digital formats and in digital collections through the USF Libraries in an effort to encourage the highest accessibility and use, both for management and for educational and curricular applications.