HES experience

As part of my traineeship with Historic Environment Scotland I took part in fieldwork in Kilmartin, working with various HES properties. During the 2 weeks we spent in Kilmartin I gained an understanding of laser scanning principles and underwent training with photogrammetry techniques.


The main work that I was involved in was the scanning of various rock art surfaces. Throughout this work I learn't how to work correct overlaps, adjust camera settings for optimal images and how to set up the camera to shoot various surfaces. As these surfaces were very large this involved a lot of photographs, which mean't we had to keep organised movements to capture the surface with effective overlap.


Additionally I worked with an interior environment filled with decorative stone slabs. Photogrammetry was taken of the full interior and exterior of this structure with the slabs in situ.