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remote sensing survey  
DEFINITION
  • 1. Survey using photographic or other recording equipment mounted on or used from either an aircraft or other airborne vehicle or a maritime vessel/submersible craft. 2. Collecting and interpreting information about the environment and the surface of the earth from a distance, primarily by sensing radiation that is naturally emitted or reflected by the Earth's surface or from the atmosphere, or by sensing signals transmitted from a device and reflected back to it. Examples of remote-sensing methods include aerial photography, radar, and satellite imaging. 3. The study of objects at a distance, without direct physical contact. 4. General term referring to a group of techniques used for the detection of hidden archaeological features.
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  • 1. http://thesaurus.historicengland.org.uk/thesaurus_term.asp?thes_no=566&term_no=145156 2. http://support.esri.com/sitecore/content/support/Home/other-resources/gis-dictionary/term/remote%20sensing 3. Glackin, D. L. (2004). Remote sensing, physics and techniques. In E. G. Njoku (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing (pp. 691–701). Springer, p. 691. 4. Darvill, T. (2009). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.
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