Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Flying over: Pompeii Aerial Survey Project

On the Expeditio Pompeiana Universitatis Helsingensis (Epuh) site, a report of the Pompeii Aerial Survey Project supported by a drone produced by the danish firm LE34 has just been published: 
"The aim of the project was to test the application of aerial drone technology in the documentation and survey of built structures in an archaeological context (Pompeii) against traditional methods of architectural investigation. This was the first time that aerial drones had been successfully employed at Pompeii for aerial photography; indeed, previous aerial photography had traditionally used balloons!"
More here.