3D Kite Aerial Photography
and other techniques
|There are some intriguing items on the
internet relating to 3D KAP (and ground-contour mapping - see
DEM / DTM)
as indicated above.
If the recent trends in radar-on-a-chip technology are reflected in the development of Lidar equipment, much more compact systems may not be that far away but expense may continue to be an issue for both hardware and software. Computer / machine vision is a rapidly developing field and the use of cameras directly controlled by computers/FPGAs may find a wider use in KAP. Time-of-flight cameras (2) are an interesting development.
A multi-disciplinary approach to archaeological photography is particularly productive, as further illustrated by the archaeological, ground-based remote sensing systems (GBRS) developed by Christopher Brooke in the Departments of Archaeology, History, and Physics at the University of Nottingham since1983. The DART project is another but broader example of a collaborative effort. Our own team comes from varied disciplines as do the members of the more recent PLOTS project.
The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society is the UK’s leading Society for remote sensing and photogrammetry and their application to education, science, research, industry, commerce and the public service. There is an Archaeology Special Interest Group.
The international Aerial Archaeology Research Group also provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for all those actively involved in aerial photography.