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Castro de Viladonga an Iron Age hillfort in Lugo (Galicia, Spain)



Kite aerial photograph. Canon A570IS, home-made rig, Sutton FF16 kite. 

© Vicente Piorno

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Kite Aerial Photographers of Scotland

........and elsewhere

Simon Harbord Aberdeenshire

© Simon Harbord

 

West Lothian Archaeology Group

(UK and Ireland)

(West Lothian Archaeological Trust)

John Wells Lothian

CC-BY West Lothian Archaeology

James Gentles (1 2) Lothian

James Gentles © 2003

Jim Knowles Lothian

© Jim Knowles

Kieran Baxter Angus

© Kieran Baxter

Susie  Green London

© Susie Green

David Stott Yorkshire

CC-BY Archaeobobalist

 

 

Brian Wilkinson Lothian

 

 

Alan Hunter Blair Lothian

© Alan Hunter Blair

David Connolly Lothian

Ron Dingwall Lothian

© Ron Dingwall

Hamish Fenton Oxfordshire

© 2009 Hamish Fenton

Kevin Barton  Co Mayo

© Kevin Barton

Séamus Ó Murchú Dublin

© Séamus Ó Murchú

Heidi Walker Gloucestershire

© Heidi Walker

Mary K. Saunders Bradford

© Mary K. Saunders

Mark Houshold Durham

© Mark Houshold

Hugo Anderson-Whymark Orkney

© 2013 Hugo Anderson-Whymark

Alison Sheridan Lothian
Christy Lawless Co Mayo

© Christy Lawless

Bill Kerr West Lothian

also of the Kite Club of Scotland

Frank Scott  Roscommon

© Frabnk Scott

Giles Carey  Shropshire

© Giles Carey

Stefan Sagrott Lothian

© Stefan Sagrott

Garey Dempsey Co Mayo

© Garey Dempsey

  Tina Keating Waterford

 

 

 

Other KAP in Scotland

(1) Orkney

© Craig Taylor

Robert Insall Strathblane

© Robert Insall

Elaine & Grant Golding  (Bill Fernie Caithness) 

© Elaine & Grant Golding

 

njhlianag.co.uk

Pullyhour, Caithness

© Nigel Healey  

Kenny Muir Dumfries and Galloway

© Kenny Muir

Jeff Worrall Isle of Bute (former KAPer)

© Jeff Worrall

Patrick and Marilyn Derbyshire

© Patrick and Marilyn

Michael Smith Angus

 © Michael Smith

Ben Gourley Yorkshire

See below

© Ben Gourley

Bob Smith Lothian

© R K Smith

John Wombell Strathpeffer, Ross-shire

Demonstrating KAP to members of two Young Archaeologists Clubs © John Wombell.

Aaron Sneddon

© AerialScotland

Petros Shetland

© Petros

Fetlar Aerial

Adam Stanford

© Aerial-Cam

   

Óskar G Sveinbjarnarson

 

 
Scott Haefner  USA

© Scott Haefner

Any others?

e-mail John

 
Pierre Lesage (1 2 3) Tahiti

© Pierre Lesage

© Allison Ranford Collection

Extreme KAPing on Spitsbergen

Susie and Dougal  from Scotland

© Allison Ranford Collection

© Allison Ranford Collection

 

flickr (other platforms): Scotland from the air and James Bone's aerial archaeology of Scotland

The National Collection of Aerial Photography

 

KAPers and PAPers With an Interest in Archaeology

(based in England, Ireland or Wales)

 

Hamish Fenton (2) Oxfordshire

© 2009 Hamish Fenton

Thorsten Kahlert  (2) Sligo, Ireland

© Thorsten Kahlert

David Mitchell South Devon

© David Mitchell

 Peter Neville (2) Cheshire

© Peter Neville

Martin Roe (2) Yorkshire

© Martin Roe

 Bill Blake (2) Cambridge

© Bill Blake

Len in Kent

© Len in Kent

Barry T Carpenter W. Midlands

© Barry T Carpenter

Sue Storey Yorkshire

© Sue Storey

  e-mail John to be posted  

 

KAPers and PAPers outside the UK

 

Charles C. Benton USA

UC Berkeley Campus.

© Charles C. Benton

 

Katsutaka Murooka Japan

 

 

Japan KAP Association

 

 

Masami Takakuwa Japan

 

Hans Elbers The Netherlands

© Hans@fotovlieger.nl

  Chen China

© Chen

 

flickr KAP / Archaeology

 

flickr KAP Showcase (slide show)  Gordon Petrie's KAP links
  Facebook KAP  
     

© Charles C. Benton

PAPers on flickr

 

Archaeological and Other Uses of Kites

Incorporating much of the original list kindly provided to us by Peter Bults (KAPshop)

See also Wikipedia - Kites

Archaeologists - do you have a  kite aerial photo of an archaeological site or historic building?

e-mail John to add your kite aerial photo

 

Sir Henry Wellcome

© Wellcome Library, London.

Kite aerial photograph taken with the 'kite camera', at Segadi, Jabel Moya, Sudan. 1913

Published with the permission of the Wellcome Library. Other photos are available (1, 2).

Arthur Batut

La photographie aérienne par cerf-volant

(Published 1890 Paris)

 

R. Thiele

 

George Lawrence (2)

1906 San Francisco

Click on image for larger version.  Wiki Commons.

Samuel Franklin Cody

© IWM (RAE-O 518)   1908

E. Douglas Archibald

The Story of the Earth's Atmosphere

 (Published 1897 page 186)

 

French KAP Unit WW1 video

 

 
Ronny Weβling

Burgenland - Austria

Sandur - Faroe Islands

©  Ronny Weβling

 
Detection of Archaeological Residues using remote sensing Techniques

The DART Project

  CC-BY Archaeobobalist

Kite aerial photo: Monthly survey in progress on the clay site in Cambridgeshire.
 

 
Hugo Anderson-Whymark

Ness of Brodgar

Ness of Brodgar

Ness of Brodgar

Skara Brae and Skaill House taken from Skaill Bay

© 2013 Hugo Anderson-Whymark

 
Adam Stanford

Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire.

Ness of Brodgar

Vindolanda, Northumberland.

© Aerial-Cam

 
Susie  Green

© Susie Green

Edinshall Broch, Berwickshire.

 
Óskar G Sveinbjarnarson

© Óskar G Sveinbjarnarson

There are numerous links on the net to Oskar's archaeological KAP. Here is a the Rhynie Environs Archaeological Project in Aberdeenshire.

 
Alan Hunter Blair

Temple Wood at Kilmartin, Argyll.

© Alan Hunter Blair

 
Arni Geirsson

Skriðuklaustur in NE Iceland.  Excavation

Urriðakot, Iceland.  Excavation

© Arni Geirsson

 
Joanna Balcerzak and Michal Pisz

© Arc-Photo

 
Piotr Mądry and Ania

Wdziszewo (N52.02'26'' E16.34'41'') the old settlement of Lusatian.

© Blue Kite Team

 

Sonnenobservatorium Goseck.

© Ralf Beutnagel

 
Mark Houshold, Archaeology Department, Durham University.

The Bell, College Valley, Northumberland NT 90188 28829.  © Mark Houshold

Taken with an Olympus Tough 12 from a Sutton FF16 Kite (AuRiCo Brookes Frame).

 
Ben Gourley, Formerly of the Department of Archaeology, University of York.

Westray, Orkney  © Ben Gourley

Burdale, Yorkshire.   © Ben Gourley

Stymphalos, Corinthia.  

© Ben Gourley

 
François Levalet

Wood fish trap "La Maillard". 

© François Levalet

 

An Archaeologist Uses Kite Aerial Photography

Detail from the montage of Pillistay in the Camaná valley of the far south coast of Peru, which gives an idea of the high resolution possible. This quality of stone-by-stone recording of a large archaeological site would be
difficult and expensive to achieve without KAP.

© 2006, Bruce Owen

 
Stefan Biermeier & Axel Kowalski

Early Medieval Graves.

© Singularch

 
Miron Bogacki

http://fotostacja.pl/galeria/Fotografia_Latawcowa/?locale=en_US
http://fotostacja.pl/galeria/news/fotogrametria-latawcowa-w-samborach-gmina-wizna
http://fotostacja.pl/galeria/news/fotogrametrialatawcowawperu
http://fotostacja.pl/galeria/news/ptolemais-dokumentacjafotogrametrycznazziemiiizpowietrza
http://ptolemais.pl/index.php/en_EN/fotografia-latawcowa
http://www.earsel.org/symposia/2010-symposium-Paris/Proceedings/EARSeL-Symposium-2010_2-10.pdf

 

 
John Schoenfelder

Stóra Seyla, Iceland.

© John Schoenfelder

 
Du Ciel: Thomas Sagory

Shibam, Yemen.

© Thomas Sagory

Oxyrhynchos - El-Bahnasa, Egypt.

© Thomas Sagory

 

Bill Isenberger: Digital Mapping

 

KAP at Al Baleed Archaeological Park in Salalah, Oman.

© Bill Isenberger

 
See also 3D Kite Aerial Photography

CC-BY  West Lothian Archaeology

 

Mark Willis  Kite Aerial Photogrammetry

Madera Quemada KAP.

© Mark Willis

 

Christian Credner  KAP and Archaeology

KAP GeoArt and Achaeology in Gesotz in the Eifel.

©  Christian Credner

 
Archéo-volant
 

Jochen Reinhard (2)

Tulul adh-Dhahab.

© Jochen Reinhard

Selinunte Temple, Sicily.

CC-BY Jochen Reinhard

 
Normandy WWII
 
Emmanuel

www.photo-cerf-volant.fr

© Emmanuel

 
La Photographie Sous Cerf-Volant
Kite Aerial Photography in Poland
 

Eyeflight

see also www.flickr.com/eyeflight.

© Eyeflight

 
Flickr (Forts from a kite's view)
Autumn Colors of Estonian Peat Bogs
KAP in Denmark
 

Nathan Craig

Three image KAP panorama of the shell midden at Choque Ispana, El Paraiso, Huacho, Peru.

Image assembled with Microsoft ICE. 

© Nathan Craig

 
KAP of Easter Island Archaeological Sites
Remote sensing techniques to study ahu (monumental ceremonial platforms) on the island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
 
Eric Kieboom

© Eric Kieboom

 
The Campanile Movie image-based modeling and rendering techniques (1997)    See also here
 
Exploitation of Small Format KAP for Geospatial Data Acquisition
 

 

Thermal / near infra-red and ultra-violet KAP

See also Photographic Techniques

St. Ninian's Chapel, Bute. Inverted, near infra-red KAP.

CC-BY  West Lothian Archaeology (images in print)

CC-BY  West Lothian Archaeology

Kite aerial thermogram of Cairnpapple

Composite near infra-red KAP shot of Rubha Aird a' Mhuile Kelping Bothies, Uist.

© Jim Knowles  West Lothian Archaeology Group

CC-BY  West Lothian Archaeology

Kite aerial near ultra-violet image. Brickworks after demolition.

 

Kite aerial thermogram of a soybean crop by Larry C. Purcell

© Larry C Purcell

Illustrating variation in irrigation.

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Geert Verhoeven

Comparison between a visible frame (A), unprocessed RAW UV image (B) and enhanced UV photograph (C) of an excavation area. The large dark blob in the upper right corner of (B) and (C) is the shadow cast by the Helikite.

© G. Verhoeven

Comparison between a visible record of a crop mark (left) and its rendering by NUV wavelengths (right). 

© G. Verhoeven         

Journal of Archaeological Science Volume 37, Issue 4, April 2010, Pages 833-845.


See also http://lbi.academia.edu/GeertVerhoeven/Papers
 
PLOTS

The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) is a community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation.

Ross Natural History Reservation: Six decades of changing land cover and management documented by aerial photography (pdf)
Kite Photography along the Altyn Tagh Fault (ATF)
Professional Applications Kite Aerial Photography

Unmanned Small-Format Aerial Photography from Kites for Acquiring.... (pdf)

Cholame earthquake geology along the San Andreas fault (pop-up)
 
Fanny and Anthony

Monteriggioni

© Fanny et Anthony

 
San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek
Crop Scouting
Development of Techniques for Quantification of Cattail Coverage of Wetland Pools at Cheyenne Bottoms Using Kite Aerial Photography (2)
Geological Applications of Kite Aerial Photography
 

Flickr (Aerial Archaeology)

Roman Furnace - Archaeological Excavations Directed by Università di Siena (2 3).

 and Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali 

© Opaxir

 
Small Format Aerial Photography: Goemmer Butte, Colorado

Hambukol/Letti Basin: Daily life in a medieval Nubian town and cultural ecology of the surrounding area

High-Flying Science, with Strings Attached - research with kites
Kansas NASA EPSCoR Rural Resources Cluster
Forest Cover at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 1996-2001
High resolution aerial and field mapping of thermal features in Ragged Hills, Yellowstone National Park (pdf)

The use of kites to investigate boundary layer meteorology

Kites in Meteorology
Weather kite over the side of the Scotia, 1902-04
Weather Kites

Near Aerial Photography 

North Kharga Oasis Survey Project
High-resolution spatial analysis of mountain landscapes using a low-altitude remote sensing approach
L'utilisation scientifique (Historical)
Emporia and Lake Kahola, Lyon and Chase Counties
Intelligent Kite Aerial Photography Platform
 
Prairie Burning

© J.S. and S.W. Aber (2001)

 
Southwind Country Club, Garden City, Kansas (evaluation of turf )

KAP:  Agricultural Applications

Gathering atmospheric dynamics data using KITES
Atmospheric Research Using Kites: Here We Go Again! (pdf)
A low level wind measurement technique for wind turbine generator siting (2)
Antenna-lifting kites
Marine Environment
Fishing with Kites
Kite Training of Falcons
Rapid imagery through kite aerial photography in a complex humanitarian emergency
 

Overview of Accidents and Emergency Exercises.

©2008 Harald Prinzler

All images on this page are reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright holders

 

Other links

 

Wikipedia: Kite Aerial Photography Encyclopaedia of KAP KAP Discussion Group flickr:  KAP (cameras rigs kites bits showcase general) KAV (2)
Rigs (1) by Brooks Leffler

Google KAP Images

Google's KAP Links KAPshop
Wikipedia - Kites Kite Calendar World Kite Clubs Troy's Kite World plans, links etc
Make a Sled Kite About Kites The Drachen Foundation Kitelife online magazine Knots see also 1 & 2
Kite Modeler      
French KAP Unit WW1 video Don't like kites! - get a pigeon flickr: Pole Photography NASA's Technical Kite Page
KAPiNED Conference WOKIPI Carnet de Vol Transport: Windexplorer
Anthropology Analytical Cartography and Geographic Information System Lab at the Pennsylvania State University
The Kite Club of Scotland The Kite Society of Gt Britain British Kite Flying Assoc. Scottish Power Kite Assn

 

Digital Camera Reviews  (1) (2) (3) Printer Ink Permanence  etc

 

 

 

 

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