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ACPP || Crete

An aerial survey over Crete has been conducted (with the financial support of ArchaeoLandscapes Europe).

The survey was organized in 5 flights of different duration (approximately 2 hous each) and with different destinations (mainly Central and Eastern Crete) with the goal of monitoring the environmental condition and risk assessment of major archaeological sites in the island.

More than 2700 photos have been collected in the range of visible light (plus around 300 with a modified Near Infrared camera) and for most of them a 3D model of the surfaces was extracted: this large amount of data revealed to be essential for an accurate geolocation of the photos in a geographical system via the generation of accurate orthophotos.

Flight report

Flight #: 1/5
Approx. duration: 115 min
Photos: 569
Main Targets:
Knosos
Anemospilia
Fourni
Iouktas
Vathypetro
Profitis Ilias
Prinias Flega
Agios Kyrillos
Agiofaraggo
Peramata
Mitropolis
Mikri Episkopi
Galatas Pediados
Mirtia

Flight #: 2/5
Approx. duration: 110 min
Photos: 423 + 17 Near-InfraRed
Main Targets:
Tylisos
Sklavokambos
Axos
Eleftherna
Vrysinas
Monastiraki and Monastirakia
Vizari
Festos
Aghia Triadha
Kommos
Matala
Kali Limenes
Kastelli

Flight #: 3/5
Approx. duration: 100 min
Photos: 448
Main Targets:
Dia
Mallia
Milatos
Agios Nikolaos
Spinalonga
Driros
Krasi
Lasithi Plateau
Bouboulia
Strovigli
Maza
Smari Pediada

Flight #: 4/5
Approx. duration: 180 min
Photos: 580 + 98 NIR
Main Targets:
Dia
Potamies Dam
Sisi
Milatos
Aghios Nikolaos
Lato
Techniti Limni
Gaidourofas
Fournoi korifi (Myrtos)
Levin
Bonifacio Castle
Vathypetro

Flight #: 5/5
Approx. duration: 40 min
Photos: 738 + 107 NIR
Main Targets:
Dia Island
Aghia Pelaghia
Ghazi

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Last revision date: August 18 2015
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