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Aerial Archaeology in Northern France
posted by anastasiav (13 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Is it even legal for a page at "" to be in English?
posted by DU at 10:13 AM on August 17, 2007

(Not that I'm complaining. This is awesome.)
posted by DU at 10:14 AM on August 17, 2007

I'm enamored of the subject matter -- less so of the mystery meat navigation. I think I'd prefer this sort of stuff in an actual book, but it's a great concept.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:18 AM on August 17, 2007

Hands down, one of the coolest things I've seen on MetaFilter. Thanks very much.
posted by felix betachat at 10:18 AM on August 17, 2007

Mais où se trouve le menhir d'Obelix?
posted by everichon at 10:38 AM on August 17, 2007

Sans blague, c'est cool de chez cool, ça.
posted by everichon at 10:41 AM on August 17, 2007

Now they just need a lidar, and GIS on the back end, and they could really do some heavy shit. *gears turning*
posted by everichon at 11:04 AM on August 17, 2007

lidar isn't going to help much. These are mostly discolorations, odd groupings or differences in *plant* height, not terrain.
posted by DU at 11:21 AM on August 17, 2007

Aerial Archaeology in the American Southwest
Dorset, England
UK in General
New Zealand
Using Google Earth
posted by anastasiav at 11:29 AM on August 17, 2007

Ok, a hyperspectral sensor then. Setting aside the insane cost of orthorectifying the photos, flying a sensor, and mapping it all, I bet it would pay off by revealing stuff you can't see by visual inspection.
posted by everichon at 11:37 AM on August 17, 2007

Oh I so totally love stuff like this, and thank for the other links too!
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 12:43 PM on August 17, 2007

Thanks a lot anastasiav! I've spent the entire afternoon scanning with google earth. A slow and low flight between Naples and Rome revealed lots of "maybes".

This is too cool.
posted by snsranch at 5:44 PM on August 17, 2007 [1 favorite]

Mais où se trouve le menhir d'Obelix?

Les menhirs se trouvent a l'ouest du pays.

Et oui, c'est un site cool.
posted by Wolof at 10:00 PM on August 18, 2007

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