Originally Posted by Simon.d
I've been experimenting with using aerial photography (from camera laden RC-Plane) as an archaeological surveying tool to capture 3D surface topgraphy.. Photogrammetry is a relatively new computational technique that discerns the three dimensional character of a target from a series of photos taken from slightly differing (and overlapping) perspectives. The posted picture is of a model I've created using this technique of the earthwork remains of a 17th century star fort in Duagh, Waterford (Can make it out from this Bing Satelite Image: http://binged.it/M5wsYj
). Any thoughts?
Can an image be rotated in all directions?
If so, I could see this as a powerful tool, and not just for archaeological applications.
Landscape archaeology is nothing more than refinement of the capacity for discerning topographical patterns.
Any method which aids this capacity has to be good for archaeology.
Without doubt, such a technique could reveal previously unnoticed earthworks, especially when employed at a macro level.
I can certainly think of quite a few places where I would dearly love to see your rc plane frightening the birds
If you're interested, drop me a pm to discuss.
Is the aspect in your photogrammetric image (sp.?) the same as the Bing image, by the way?