Expanding Our Remote Sensing Toolkit: The First Application of UAV Aerial Thermography in the Hawaiian Islands
This is an abstract from the "Geospatial Studies in the Archaeology of Oceania" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Geospatial technology has allowed for significant advances in archaeological practice in Hawaii and Oceania as the equipment, software, and datasets have become more affordable and widely available. Remotely sensed data, notably aerial LiDAR and terrestrial laser scanning, are used in research and applied archaeology for site prospection and mapping throughout the region. Recent research has focused on developing methods for the automated identification and extraction of archaeological objects from LiDAR data. Remote sensing techniques not yet widely used in Oceania include visible light photogrammetry and aerial thermography from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms. The potential of these is discussed using the results of a visible light photogrammetry and aerial thermography survey of portions of Lapakahai State Historical Park on the island of Hawaii. In particular, we explore machine learned identification and extraction of features from these datasets.
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Expanding Our Remote Sensing Toolkit: The First Application of UAV Aerial Thermography in the Hawaiian Islands. Adam Johnson, Mark McCoy, Jesse Casana, Austin Hill, Thegn Ladefoged. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451550)
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Abstract Id(s): 24874