Airborne and satellite remote sensing technologies provide landscape level information about the earth’s surface for archaeologists, geomophologists and environmental managers. Vista has a well-established record of research and consultancy in archaeological and environmental remote sensing, particularly focused on geoarchaeological mapping, cultural resource management, environmental analysis and impact assessment.
Our specialisms include the use of airborne laser scanning (lidar) and in particular lidar intensity for archaeological and environmental mapping and geoarchaeological applications of airborne hyperspectral remote sensing.
Our research in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa has employed high-resolution satellite remote sensing and in particular CORONA declassified intelligence satellite imagery to reconstruct archaeological landscapes. Research and facilities are focused on our well-equipped Remote Sensing laboratory.
VISTA Remote Sensing Laboratory
The Vista remote sensing laboratory provides the focus for archaeological and environmental research remote sensing and consultancy.Core workstation facilities provide access to a suite of software tools, including standard GIS and image processing applications (ArcGIS 9.2, Erdas Imagine 9.1, Idrisi 32). We also maintain specialist workstation facilities for the processing and analysis of airborne laser scanning data (Applied Imagery Quick Terrain Modeler) and hyperspectral imagery (Azimuth System’s AZGCORR 5.0).
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