Posted on July 3, 2012 by John Thornton O'Connor
Our research hui is busy generating large amounts of data. Today consisted of 9+ hours in the lab reviewing KAP images and reorganizing photographs for subsequent work. I am trying to create a viable orthophoto for the Koloa field system. A photoscan mosaic was attempted last night for 1082 photographs. The resulting image was not sufficient for spatial analysis. Today, 531 images were eliminated from the original grouping as an attempt at orthophoto refinement. The images are processing in the laboratory right now. I will be in the GIS lab tomorrow morning to see what we get. Dr. Wechsler is currently subsetting LiDaR data for the same section of Koloa for comparative analysis. Hopefully, all our images will be prepared and ready to go by Thursday morning. I spent a little time today manipulating images of other archaeological locations and playing with different bandwidth combinations. I want to explore various possibilities and approaches in anticipation of a complete data set later in the week. Crunching data takes time!
– John Thornton O’Connor