Description

SKELLIG ISLAND INTRO

SMR No.: Multiple

Monument Type: Monastic centre

Skellig Michael ('The Rock of St Michael') located off the south-west coast of Ireland is the most spectacularly situated of all the early medieval island monastic sites, with a well-preserved monastery and remote hermitage. The pinnacle consists of two Old Red Sandstone peaks with a valley between them.The island's isolation has helped to preserve and protect the monastic remains. There are two main sites on the island: the monastery and the hermitage, with three flights of steps to the monastery.

Images

Digital terrain model (DTM) of Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry Elevation view 1 of digital terrain model (DTM) of Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry Elevation view 2 of digital terrain model (DTM) of Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry Perspective view 1 of digital terrain model (DTM) of Skellig Michael Island Perspective view 2 of digital terrain model (DTM) of Skellig Michael Island Perspective view 3 of digital terrain model (DTM) of Skellig Michael Island Perspective view 4 of digital terrain model (DTM) of Skellig Michael Island

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3D Model

Location

Technical Details

3D Capture Method: Aerial Lidar

3D Capture Description: FLI-MAP 400; an aerial LiDAR survey system, was initially designed to survey infrastructural assets such as roads, railways and electricity supply networks. The sensor system mounted beneath the main helicopter fuselage consists of: 

  • Three 150 kHz LiDAR sensors (7◦ forward, nadir and 7◦ aft);
  • Scanning angle 60◦
  • Accuracy (relative) Horizontal 5 cm, Vertical 3 cm
  • Multiple returns 4
  • Two RTK GPS receivers – provide accurate location in used in conjunction with RTK base stations;
  • Inertial Navigation System (INS)- continuously track the position, orientation, and velocity of the helicopter;
  • Digital imaging (11 megapixel) and digital video capture.

Resulting data sets include first return (DSM) and last return point (DTM, bare earth) models

Data Processing Software: ArcGIS & Geomagic Studio

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