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Photogrammetry and Data Visualisation in Archaeology

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Felix Pedrotti
Academic year

Module overview

By the end of this module you will be familiar with digital photogrammetry in archaeology and the visualisation of photogrammetric datasets. You will also have a basic grounding in key methods in photogrammetry and be able to create accurate and detailed datasets. Working in small teams, you will learn how to successfully acquire still and video imagery and create digital models. In addition to this you will become experienced in both designing and implementing photogrammetric methodological solutions to archaeological research questions and evaluating their impact on recording and interpretation. Throughout the module you will learn to critique your application of photogrammetry and identify key elements of digital recording techniques.

Furthermore, you will extend your knowledge concerning the state-of-the-art methods of data visualisation. You will be acquainted with the creation and analysis of orthomosaics and digital elevation models. You will learn how to both create line drawings and cross-sections and combine photogrammetric datasets with new geospatial data, such as GPS and LiDAR data. As a translator between photogrammetry and archaeology you will also produce clear reports explaining and evaluating surveying and processing methodologies in specific contexts.