Acheological Mapping

Archeological Mapping

As an improvement program by Archeological Survey of India (ASI), Hyderabad, it was decided to take the support of latest technology such as LiDAR Scanning to support their on-going digitization and documentation project. As a result of this, Ansari Precision Instruments Private Limited (APIPL) team conducted a pilot LiDAR scanning of 11th Century Kakatiya temple in Karimnagar, AP.

Procedure followed for scanning of Temple

  • Recci Survey and quick scan
  • Analysis of the Recci and quick scan
  • Plan for the actual High Density scan
  • High Density LiDAR Scanning at site
  • Registration or Mergining of Different Scans
  • Preparation of 2D/3D drawing file from the registered scan

Scanner used: Italian brand Stonex X300

Statistics Number of Scans:

  • To cover exterior of the Temple: 11 Scans
  • To cover interior of the temple: 8 Scans
  • To cover chambers: 10 Scans
  • To cover top of the temple: 1 Scan

Total Time taken for scanning: 30 hrs,Total time taken for registration: 12 hrs
Size of the final merged scan: 4 GB

  • Laser Scanning by Stonex X300

  • Point cloud which is measurable
    and to scale

Example of 3D drawing preparation from the point cloud. This is what ASI is looking for as a part of documentation and LASER Scanning is the only solution of accurate documentation of such complicated structures