Routescene LiDAR system used to find WWII prison camp

Posted on November 1, 2019 in ,

Routescene UAV LiDAR system used to reconstruct WWII concentration camp

The Routescene UAV LiDAR system played a key part in locating the remains of a German SS prison camp on the Island of Alderney. Working with Routescene customer Flythru and Caroline Study Colls, Professor of Conflict Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordfshire University, they identified the structure of the camp through thick overgrown vegetation.

Their investigations and results were the subject of a documentary ‘Adolf Island’ produced by the Smithsonian Channel. The documentary showcases Routescene 3D mapping technology and Lidar technology and software to create a bare earth model showing artefacts from the camp structure.

Routescene UAV Lidar system locates WWII prison camp

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ARPAS website

Drone Society website


Today News


ASPRS PE&RS Magazine

Smithsonian documentary – Adolf Island

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