A ‘game changer’, we are going to use a quadcopter to photograph existing, and reveal new medieval and earlier archaeological sites!
Jeff will be our pilot! He has already delivered outstanding views that show sites in a whole new light!
Where to start?
- Get a base map of 1st series OS maps, National Library of Scotland have a fine site for this purpose.
- Check the drift geology of the area (Geological Suvey)
- See existing aerial photographs of areas of interest
- Check for any old sites that are recorded but never photographed.
- Use previously published criteria to locate special areas of interest.
- Lidar photos may be available, check them is possible (English Heritage have some available)
Often called “quadcopters” if they have four motors, the most common format for affordable flying.
I will add to this list from time to time:
- TBS Discovery used by guess who?!
- DJI Phatom – a popular quadcopter for taking aerial photos
- Quadcopters shop in UK – I have no connection with them, so for information only!
Thanks to Jeff we have made significant discoveries, more soon!
Aerial Survey – English Heritage
Aerial Archaeology – BBC