Archeological Sites

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Has anyone used Planet data to look in depth at archeological sites?

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Userlevel 1
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Yes! Multiple folks have used the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) to look for signs of archaeological sites based on plant growth patterns.

These folks used SkySat in Rome:

These folks used NDVI from RapidEye in Egypt:

And these folks used PlanetScope NDVI and some other indices in Romania: 

Userlevel 6
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Very interesting application that can be adapted!

Userlevel 6
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Has anyone looked at nearshore, submerged archaeological or historical sites such as shipwrecks?