Google Earth, Photo Sharing, and Archaeology Research.

Over morning coffee and before heading to the garden, I returned to Denmark via Google Earth to expand my knowledge of the Neolithic landscape in one more part of Europe.  New resources online, especially photo sharing, aid in doing archaeology research today.  The Panoramio layer in Google Earth leads to photographers with an interest in archaeology, and tags can quickly lead to similar sites.  Coordinates of newly found photos lead to the sites back in Google Earth.  The current bounty of photo sharing allows viewing sites from diverse angles.  Placemarks at archaeology sites also lead to web pages with additional data.   Before long, I have a lot of  browser windows open.  The amount of online information can be overwhelming.  Geolocation data is particularly helpful.

Over the last decade, I’ve used placemarks to bring some order to my research.  I begun adding image links to placemarks so I can see the new sites and so other users can see what the site is.  My Ancient Monument Placemarks (link: include photos and overlay maps.  One new file without the photos and maps includes my public database with near 4,000 coordinates: archaeogeodesy_v2015.10.12.kml – 3.73 MB.

Enjoy the exploration, I know I do.