Special Issue "2nd Edition Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: archaeological ground-based remote sensing; image processing; mathematical modelling; medieval history
Interests: landscape archaeology; water management history; human–environment interactions; application of remote sensing and GIS to archaeology
Interests: airborne and satellite remote sensing; applications of remote sensing for archaeology and coastal change; computer aided learning techniques; geographical information systems for environmental modelling
This Special Issue assesses the status of remote sensing applications in archaeology and explores how their use could have a more significant impact on archaeological research and cultural heritage protection in the future. It is organized in conjunction with the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) Archaeology Special Interest Group. Remote sensing and GIS have rapidly been adopted by archaeologists for several key reasons: Fast mapping of entire landscapes, analysis of large datasets, and a way of recording features in areas rendered inaccessible, for example in areas affected by current conflict, by land-use change, and in built heritage. In recent years many image interpretation-based studies, classifications and automated detection projects (and thermal imaging, photogrammetry, LiDAR, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and the relatively low-cost/open source and user-friendly structure-from-motion software packages have been applied to cultural heritage protection as well as recording and analysis. Applications have also sought to demonstrate the use of remote sensing for specific regions, sites, buildings and even objects. The value of many of the products of these analyses needs to be established more robustly, however, reflecting on the need for them to enhance our understanding of past landscapes rather than primarily acting as aesthetically-pleasing visualizations. While many archaeological projects rely exclusively on trained expertise in remote sensing, others are also making use of citizen scientists to build larger datasets. This issue will present a number of relevant remote sensing tools and case studies across a wide temporal and spatial range and assess the impact of an increasingly open-source research environment; it will also promote a discussion of how the impact of remote sensing and GIS techniques in archaeology and cultural heritage can be increased.
Dr. Christopher Brooke
Dr. Louise Rayne
Prof. Danny Donoghue
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- Remote sensing archaeology
- ‘Structure from Motion’ Photogrammetry
- Cloud Computing and Parallel Processing
- SAR, Lidar, GIS
- Multispectral Imaging, Hyperspectral Imaging
- Thermography, Thermal Imaging