Posted on June 30, 2012
This morning was spent processing KAP and UAV-acquired imagery while preparing for tomorrow’s travel to Long Beach. Bags were packed and orthophotos were created. I reworked several images of the Koloa field system in efforts to improve the resolution and accuracy of the photograph mosaics. My attempts appear to have been in vain as image clarity seems to be a constraint of the employed cameras. The resulting images show no improvement upon the prior orthophotos. I will experiment more with image manipulation once we have returned to CSULB. All created orthophotos will be georeferenced and LiDaR-derived digital elevation models will be compared for analysis of archaeological features. However, we have a long plane flight in the morning. I’ll miss Kauai but I will be back on Oahu with my family in a week. A hui hou.
– John Thornton O’Connor