Making the most of airborne remote sensing techniques for archaeological survey and interpretation
Editors: Cowley, D.C.
Publisher: Europae Archaeologia Consilium
Place of Publication: Brussels, Belgium
The use of airborne remote sensing has found increasing popularity in the historic environment sector over the past decade. Many landscape projects across Europe are incorporating the application of archive airborne survey and increasing numbers are commissioning bespoke survey. This is particularly true for Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS), but despite a number of promising applications, digital spectral surveys have been less frequently utilised. Our understanding of the full potential of these rich data sources is still in its infancy. This paper provides a summary of current applications and highlights the need for research in three key areas to improve our applications of airborne remote sensing for research into the historic environment. It concludes by introducing a project established at Bournemouth University to develop a multisensor approach to airborne survey of liminal environments.