Edward Gonzalez-Tennant is a GIS and open source digital archaeology expert. We brought him on to talk about GIS but the conversation quickly turned to his work at historic Rosewood - a predominantly African-American town in Florida that was destroyed by riots and the Rosewood Massacre over 100 years ago. EGT is using digital archaeology and traditional methods to reconstruct this town so visitors and descendants can know what it was like to live in that area at in the early 1900s.
Structure from Motion is a photogrametric technique that just about anyone can do. All you need are half-decent photographs. This podcast discusses a recent article in SAA Advances about using SfM to examine, analyze, and preserve the giant hats, or pukau, on Easter Island. What would you preserve with this technique?
- Using Structure from Motion Mapping to Record and Analyze Details of the Colossal Hats (Pukao) of Monumental Statues on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
- Agisoft Photoscan
- Sketchfab link to pukau
App of The Day
Michael Ashley and Tom Noble join the show to talk about photogrammetry. They discuss equipment, workflows, and limitations, as well as the way forward. Info on photogrammetry workshops are discussed in this show, and included in the show notes.
Michael Ashley, founder of Codifi, joins this episode to talk about all the new things coming from this company. Chris Webster and Christopher Sims announce their involvement with Codifi, and the whole crew talks about doing better digital archaeology and going completely paperless.
- CRM Archaeology Podcast: Live from GBAC 2016
- Codifi Ideas Portal
- Codifi on Facebook
Contact the Hosts
- Chris Webster - @archeowebby (Twitter and Snapchat)
- Chris Sims - @godigahole (Twitter and Instagram)
- Email: email@example.com
On today's episode Chris and I return with a discussion about our new DJI Inspire Pro quadcopter. What are my first impressions with flying the device, presentation, and the amazing camera? We talk about all that and a few apps on today's ArchaeoTech.