Analyzing Cultural Heritage by unmanned flights: new strategies researching rural and urban spaces

Emilio J. Mascort-Albea, Jonathan Ruiz Jaramillo, Rocío Romero-Hernández


Unmanned flight systems, better known as “drones”, are being progressively introduced in professional and research works. Nowadays, we are assisting a period where the advantages implied by the use of such technical means in different fields are demanded by society. It is clear to verify the power of images taken by unmanned equipment which incorporate tools for filming and photography. These systems allow to reduce costs on in-situ surveys of heritage, becoming into a key tool to understand the territory physical nature, both at a macroscopic level (urban and natural spaces), as a level of proximity unknown before (material nature of plots and buildings).


Unmanned flight; Drone; Survey of heritage

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