Crowdsourcing Non-expert LiDAR Interpretation
Here's the abstract for the Internet Archaeology article Bridging the 'Geospatial Divide' in Archaeology: Community Based Interpretation of LIDAR Data:
This article describes a project set up to explore the potential of web-based tools for archaeological interpretation of LIDAR data by a non-expert audience. This is accomplished through the creation of bespoke web-based tools designed to facilitate crowdsourced transcription of archaeological features, and trialled through a case study using LIDAR data covering 100km swathe of the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. A group of non-expert volunteers were tasked with transcribing archaeological features and provided feedback on both the effectiveness of the application and their user experience, in order to tease out potential barriers to public participation.
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