Aerial imaging offer a host of benefits for archeologists and because images and data are captured from the air, large areas can be covered with no impact on the area being surveyed.

Some potential uses include:

  • Capture images from high up (up to 400ft above ground level) and then use colour coded altitude maps to identify contours and features not visible from ground level or with the naked eye
  • Send the drone to difficult to reach locations with minimum risk 
  • Produce interactive 3d models (see the example on the right) which capture the exact status of the excavation
  • Capture high quality photographs for reports and other publications
  • Develop a video of the completed site to attract interest of document progress 
Click the play button on the above example and then navigate around by using 'pinch and drg' on a tablet, or mouse combined with left and right buttons on a PC.