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GRASS GIS is used in many archaeological projects.

Mailing list threads

Data exchange

  • import of PLY format (3D)
  • import of DXF format (2D and 3D)
  • v.out.dxf: export of DXF format (2D and 3D)
  • many other formats..


  • Georeferencing of point clouds: get your data from an arbitrary coordinates system into real world projections: v.rectify. It also perform 3D transformation (affine and polynomial). Working even with very large point clouds (several million points in a few minutes).

Image processing


See also


Teaching material

Sample archaeological data sets

Some archaeological links related to GRASS