Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas

University of Sydney


Published on Jun 28, 2017

It's getting hot in here...

As of today, the Zagora Infrared Photogrammetry Project is over. Despite the field season being over, I still have several lab notes I want to post on this forum. I always envisaged posting most of...

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Published on Jun 07, 2017

All in a day's work

It’s just jumped past the 3 week mark here on Andros and wehave a lot of amazing finds under our belt. But it isn’t as simple as juststrapping a thermal camera onto a drone and flying. We can separ...

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Published on May 27, 2017

The Zagora Infrared Photogrammetry Project Begins

*****In the email you received, deleted half the pictures and the words. Please ignore that and enjoy this post in all its glory ******We are currently about 1.5 weeks into our proje...

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Published on Apr 10, 2017

We got the permit!

Just a note to say a few weeks ago I was contacted to say we have the permit for Zagora! Also, I have been slowly purchasing equipment over the last few months. With just 4 weeks until I leave, thi...

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Published on Feb 05, 2017

THANK YOU! Here is where I am going

Yesterday, I was incredibly fortunate to hit my target of $4700. Before I continue with this post, I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated to my project or shared it thro...

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Published on Jan 22, 2017

How does a Thermal Camera reveal archaeological remains

Thermography, more commonly referred to as Thermal Imaging is the practice of translating infrared radiation into a pictorial representation of heat. The science behind this photographic technique ...

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Published on Jan 10, 2017

Not Just Zagora

This past week I was fortunate to present a paper at the Archaeological Institute of Archaeology's Annual Meeting in Toronto.  The paper focused on the results of some aerial inf...

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Hey Tim, I would normally agree with you as I am a big believer in making things open to the public. But the sites which I mention are known and their location is accessible. As such, removing the GPS coordinates wouldn't do anything. You have to remember that the data I will collect will go to the excavation teams who work at the site. They will use it, then decide on how/what to disseminate to the wide community. I will share bits and pieces as lab notes on this website too. Both myself and the excavation will also publish this material- which makes it available. We may decide to release low-res models or they may just decide to do high res ones. It will never fade into the ether so-to-speak. Ultimately, there has to be a medium between what is sensitive and what isn't and that is a decision primarily made by the project and the Greek ministry.
Feb 08, 2017
UAV Infrared Mapping of Archaeological Sites in Greece
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Hi Tim, No I don't think they will be. Because the models will contain important archaeological information we will need to restrict their usage to the public- because of things like looting etc. Also, the sites I am photographing are owned by various Uni's. As such, they really have control over the outputs. I will share as much as I can on here so people can see the technique in action! But the images may need to be reduced in quality etc.
Feb 08, 2017
UAV Infrared Mapping of Archaeological Sites in Greece
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Dear John, Would absolutely love to! If you don't mind, I will get your email and make contact when I return from Greece. Thanks so much for your donation. Cheers Hugh
Jan 24, 2017
UAV Infrared Mapping of Archaeological Sites in Greece
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