A CornsTechnology Manager
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Current Projects

Anthony has been the Technology Manager for the Discovery Programme for the past 17 years and is responsible for the management of the applied technology research, including: project management, 3D data capture at a range of levels (aerial lidar, terrestrial scanning, close range scanning, SfM), GIS for cultural heritage, dataset management and archiving, metadata, promotion and dissemination of the use of technology within cultural heritage. Anthony is currently the Discovery Programme Project manager for CHERISH and the ESFRI E-RIHS (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science) project.


Anthony has previously participated in several EU funded projects including: 3D-ICONS (CIP), ARIADNE (FP7), LoCloud (CIP), and ArchaeoLandscapes Europe (Culture 2007-2013) and is currently chairman of the European CARARE (Connecting Archaeology and Architecture to Europe) Network and member of the Europeana task force for 3D data. He graduated in Geology & Physical Geography BSc (Hons.) and MSc in GIS from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1997 and 1999 respectively.

Research Interests

Current research interest include:
• Development of Spatial Data Infrastructure for the reuse of spatial archaeology data.
• Use of multiscale remote sensing techniques in archaeology with particular focus on the monitoring and prospection of archaeology and monuments
• The application of HBIM (Historic Building Information Models) in the documenting of heritage structures
• The development of standards and methods for the long term management and reuse of archaeological data


Murphy, M.,Corns, A., Cahill, Eliashvili, K., Chenau, A.,Pybus, C., Shaw, R., Devlin, G., Deevy, A. and Truong-Hong, L. 2017. Developing Historic Building Information Modelling Guidelines and Procedures For Architectural Heritage In Ireland, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-2/W5, DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-539-2017.
Corns, A., Devlin, G, Deevy, A., Shaw, R., Shine, L. 2017 3D-ICONS Ireland – fulfilling the potential of a rich 3D resource, Internet Archaeology 43. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.43.12
McKeague, P., Corns, A., Posluschny, A. 2017 Why the Historic Environment needs a Spatial Data Infrastructure, Internet Archaeology 43. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.43.7
Corns,A. and Kennedy,L. 2015, Irish Archaeological Data: Towards a Framework, New Review of Information Networking, doi: 10.1080/13614576.2015.1113037
Corns,A., Deevy,A., Devlin,G., Kennedy,L. and Shaw,R. 2015, 3D-ICONS: Digitizing Cultural Heritage Structures, New Review of Information Networking, doi: 10.1080/13614576.2015.1115232
Corns, A and Shaw, R, 2013, ‘Lidar and World Heritage Sites in Ireland: Why was such a rich data source gathered, how is it being utilised, and what lessons have been learned?’ In R. Optiz and D. Cowley (eds) Interpreting Archaeological Topography,
Corns, A, McKeague P. and Shaw, R, 2012 ‘Developing a Spatial Data Infrastructure for Archaeological and Built Heritage’. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, vol. 7
Corns, A. and Shaw R. 2011, ‘Accessing Ireland’s growing & diverse aerial archaeological resources’. In M. Lodewijck and R. Pelegrin (eds) A View from the: Air Aerial Archaeology and Remote Sensing Techniques Results and opportunities, BAR International Series 2288,
Shaw R. and Corns A. 2011 ‘High resolution LiDAR specifically for archaeology: are we fully exploiting this valuable resource?’ In D.C. Cowley (ed) Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage Management, EAC Occasional Paper No. 5, 77-86.
Corns A. and Shaw R. 2009, ‘High resolution 3-dimensional documentation of archaeological monuments & landscapes using airborne LiDAR’, Journal of Cultural Heritage, doi:10.1016/j.culher.2009.09.003