DroneML

Archaeological remote sensing is of paramount importance to face challenges of climate change, agricultural intensification, and landscape development that are threatening buried archaeological remains. Drones using state-of-the-art sensor techniques strongly impact the possibilities of archaeologists by enabling them to trace ground and subsurface human activity in the past. This innovative technology however also results in huge high-resolution and multimodal datasets. Therefore, there is an urgent need for computer-aided inspection of these complex datasets. DroneML aims to develop software that can rapidly screen multiple feature types and multiple input layers simultaneously, to enable rapid processing of large datasets for subsequent manual assessment of identified features. The research software that would be the result of DroneML will hugely facilitate the work of archaeologists, as well as widen research possibilities, both within the field of heritage as well as any other discipline making use of remote sensing.

Participating organisations

University of Amsterdam
Netherlands eScience Center
Social Sciences & Humanities
Social Sciences & Humanities

Team

JW
Jitte Waagen
Lead Applicant
University of Amsterdam
Jisk Attema
Programme Manager
Netherlands eScience Center