A Virtual Stonehenge Landscape

Over the past few months I’ve been hard at work producing an animation of the Environment Agency LIDAR survey of the Stonehenge World Heritage site. The resulting video is currently playing on an HD plasma screen in the “Making History: Antiquaries In Britain, 1707–2007” exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.

Read more about the Stonehenge landscape animation over a the Wessex Archaeology Computing blog.

A Virtual Stonehenge Landscape from Wessex Archaeology on Vimeo.

For the more technical minded people, the underlying DEM (Digital Elevation Model) is 8000×8000 at a resolution of 1m. You can view the video in HD over at Vimeo.

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  1. Alun 16 November, 2007 at 12:11 pm #



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