6. Notes on the Accuracy of Google Earth Pro Heading Information for Archaeoastronomy and Landscape Archaeology Studies

From the Ground to the Sky - Ten Years of Skyscape Archaeology - Fabio Silva

William F Romain
Indiana University

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This chapter delves deep into this widely used tool for virtual fieldwork and devises a strategy for independently assessing its accuracy. The author finds Google Earth Pro to be a reliable instrument with an accuracy that, depending on the spatial resolution of individual sites and the length of the line being measured, can exceed that of magnetic compasses.

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Romain, William. 6. Notes on the Accuracy of Google Earth Pro Heading Information for Archaeoastronomy and Landscape Archaeology Studies. From the Ground to the Sky - Ten Years of Skyscape Archaeology. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2024. ISBN 9781800505186. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=45062. Date accessed: 18 Apr 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.45062. Oct 2024

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