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The website of the ArchaeoLandscapes Europe Project is currently down for server maintenance!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to be online again in early April with an updated page and and a new and fresh layout!


LiDAR-Visualisation Toolbox (LiVT)
The lates version of the Open Source LiDAR-Visualisation Toolbox (LiVT) is available online at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/livt/.



The third ArcLand Book has just recently been published!
The In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres/BE has just recently published a book in association with ArcLand that deals with the use of aerial photography to investigate the history of the First World War in Flanders.
Aerial photography was a relatively new technology at the onset of World War I and was embraced as an indispensable tool of wartime intelligence by all nations involved in the conflict.  As a result, thousands of photographs taken from the air over the battlefields of the Great War have survived in archives throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. These pictures present the war from a unique perspective, clearly showing the developing trench system, artillery batteries, bunkers, railway lines, airfields, medical evacuation routes, and more. They reveal the expanding war in Flanders Fields as the hostilities spread, kilometer by kilometer, devastating the environment and resulting in the complete destruction of the landscape at the front.
"The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914-1918" is the results of a collaboration between the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, the Imperial War Museum, London, and the Royal Army Museum, Brussels. The book features hundreds of photographic case studies, illustrating in unprecedented detail the physical extent of World War I and the shocking environmental damage it left in its wake. Supplementing aerial images with maps, documents, and photos taken from the ground, this one-of-a-kind visual record stands as an important contribution to World War I history, revealing the wartime landscape of Flanders Fields as rarely seen before.

Birger Stichelbaut, Piet Chielens (2013) The Great War Seen from the Air: In Flanders Fields, 1914-1918, Mercatorfonds / Yale University Press, 396p.
396 pages: 254 x 298 x 40 mm
532 black & white illustrations, transparent overlays.



Still very fresh: The second ArcLand Book!
The volume "A Sense of the Past", published by ArchaeoPress in Oxford and available from their webpage, groups together papers presented at a Commission 4 session at the XVI UISPP World Congress in Florianópolis, Brazil (410 September 2011), a UISPP commission 4 session in Leiden, The Netherlands (2 November 2012) and at a session entitled Advanced Prospection Methods for Cultural Heritage Management – Experiences and Challenges during the EAA Annual Meeting in Helsinki, Finland (29 August – 1 September 2012).
More information can be found here, the TOC is available for download here.


Geospatial Technologies for Archaeology, specialisation courses in Merida/ES, 21-30 April 2014 (introductory) and Santiago de Compostela/ES, 5-14 May 2014 (advanced)
Conference "Patterns, Processes & Understanding: historic aerial photographs for landscape studies", Poznań-Będlewo/PL, 24-26 April 2014
Conference "Conflict landscapes and archaeology from above", Ypres/BE, 1517 May 2014.
Remote Sensing Field Course, Greece, May 21st to June 3rd, 2014
UAV Conference "Big Work for Small Planes – Using UAVs and Kites for Archaeology", Berlin/DE, 2324 May 2014
LiDAR Workshop, Esslingen/DE, 8-11 July 2014 – a limited number of ArchaeoLandscapes workshop grants will be available. Deadline for submission of applications is 4 April 2014, 13:00 h (Frankfurt time). You can download grant application rules, application forms and expenses form here

The next ArcLand events are approaching soon, please make sure to have a look at the following pages:


Some of these events are supported by ArcLand with grants for students and young researchers. Information will be given on the respective webpages.




The first ArcLand eBook

Flights into the Past by Chris Musson, Rog Palmer & Stefano Campana

is available free of charge from the Apple iBook Store Download on iBooks  and also as PDF, subject to copyright, as a free download from these websites:





You can find all rules for ArcLand grants (internships [see remarks below], workshops/schools, conferences) including the application and the grant finances forms here!

As we are currently recalculating the project's grant budget we regret that we cannot provide any internship/exchange visit grants at the moment until further notice!