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Laurence Dunne Archaeology,
3, Lios na Lohart, Ballyvelly,
Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

We provide a variety of professional services utilising the latest UAV technologies and software. Our staff are fully trained, certified and insured to carry out private and commercial works. 

Terrestrial Archaeology

Often a view from the air shows the true extent and beauty of a historical or archaeological site.

Point Clouds and 3D Models

We provide georeferenced point clouds of structures and terrain by combining UAV imagery with GCPs (Ground Control Points). These point clouds comprise millions of points, all of which have a coordinate. Point clouds are created to facilitate client standards and preferred coordinate reference frames i.e. ING (Irish National Grid), ITM (Irish Transverse Mercator) etc.

3D Model of Fenit Castle, Co. Kerry generated using photogrammetry. Data captured with UAV, Total Station and GNSS survey techniques.

Maritime Archaeology

Shipwreck at Skibbereen, Co. Cork. UAV used in combination with dimensions to produce accurate plan.

UAVs for Surveying

UAV Survey at the Blasket Centre, Slea Head, Kerry

Orthomosaics, DEMs, DTMs

Orthomosaics or orthophotos are georeferenced images created by combining high resolution UAV imagery with surveying techniques. These orthorectified images provide a high-resolution measurable background map. Their centimeter accuracy make them extremely useful when combined with topographical surveys and architectural drawings in programs like AutoCAD, Civil3D and ArcGIS.

Field Analysis 

Rooftop Inspections

Often elevated areas such as roofs and sheds become damaged over time. The extent of this damage can be difficult to evaluate due to the awkward and often dangerous location. We provide a fast and effective solution to assessing these areas by means of high resolution images and Ultra High Definition video.