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Application of sky-view factor for the visualisation of historic landscape features in lidar-derived relief models

  • Žiga Kokalj (a1) (a2), Klemen Zakšek (a2) (a3) and Krištof Oštir (a1) (a2)

Aerial mapping and remote sensing takes another step forward with this method of modelling lidar data. The usual form of presentation, hill shade, uses a point source to show up surface features. Sky-view factor simulates diffuse light by computing how much of the sky is visible from each point. The result is a greatly improved visibility — as shown here by its use on a test site of known topography in Slovenia.

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