UAVs in Context: Archaeological Airborne Recording in a National Body of Survey and Record
AbstractHistoric Environment Scotland (HES) is the lead public body which investigates, promotes and cares for the historic environment in Scotland. It undertakes a range of archaeological airborne work from detailed documentation of individual sites to extensive national programmes of prospection. In undertaking this work HES draws on a variety of aerial platforms to collect imagery, including light aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV—used throughout this paper as an umbrella term). In all cases, the archaeological questions at hand are the key driver for choice of methodology and platforms, recognising that different types of survey and documentation demand different responses. Differing strands of aerial work will be briefly described, followed by short case studies that illustrate the range of our activities, concluding with thoughts on the context of UAV work for archaeological applications. View Full-Text
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Cowley, D.C.; Moriarty, C.; Geddes, G.; Brown, G.L.; Wade, T.; Nichol, C.J. UAVs in Context: Archaeological Airborne Recording in a National Body of Survey and Record. Drones 2018, 2, 2.
Cowley DC, Moriarty C, Geddes G, Brown GL, Wade T, Nichol CJ. UAVs in Context: Archaeological Airborne Recording in a National Body of Survey and Record. Drones. 2018; 2(1):2.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cowley, David C.; Moriarty, Charles; Geddes, George; Brown, Georgina L.; Wade, Tom; Nichol, Caroline J. 2018. "UAVs in Context: Archaeological Airborne Recording in a National Body of Survey and Record." Drones 2, no. 1: 2.